ME FY18 Recreational Trails Grant Program Open
Recreational Trails Grant Program Announced
The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is an assistance program of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) that provides funds to the States to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for motorized and nonmotorized recreational trail uses. The Bureau of Parks and Lands has been designated the state agency to administer the program in Maine. Within the Bureau, the Grants and Community Recreation Program provides day-to-day supervision of RTP matters.
Eligible entities include: municipalities, other qualified sub-divisions of state government and to qualified non-profit organizations under guidelines established by the Bureau of Parks and Lands in conjunction with the Maine Trails Advisory Committee.
Deadline: Friday September 29, 2017
Anyone considering applying is encouraged to attend one of these five RTP workshops.
- 2-4PM - Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - Washington County Community College, Assembly Room, Calais ME
- 2-4PM - Thursday, April 13, 2017 - The Gem Theater, 2nd Floor, Bethel, ME
- 2-4PM - Thursday, April 20, 2017 - City of Waterville Council Chambers, Waterville, ME
- 2-4PM - Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - City of Sanford Council Chambers, Sanford, ME
- 2-4PM - Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Caribou Recreation Center, Caribou, ME
Eligible projects may include:
- Maintenance and restoration of existing recreational trails.
- Development and rehabilitation of trail side and trailhead facilities and trail linkages for recreational trails.
- Construction of new recreational trails.
- Acquisition of easements or fee simple title to property for recreational trails or recreational trail corridors.
- Operation of educational programs to promote safety and environmental protection as those objectives relate to use of recreational trails.
Significant additional information including Program Statement and Application Materials available on the Recreational Trails Grant Program page of the DACF web site here.
Douglas Beck Outdoor Recreation Supervisor, 624-6090 and Doug.Beck@maine.gov