The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (NDPRD) is seeking trail project applications for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) starting Monday, April 3, 2023.
The RTP is an 80/20 matching grant program that provides funding for both motorized and non-motorized recreational trail projects. The RTP is administered at the state level through the NDPRD and federally through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Examples of eligible RTP projects include construction of new recreation trails, restoration of existing trails, development and rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities and trail linkages, purchase and lease of recreational trail construction and maintenance equipment, land acquisition, trail accessibility assessment. Our video series, Miles and Moments, highlights our grant projects, and we encourage applicants to use them as a resource as they seek matching dollars by showing the impact these trails projects have on communities across North Dakota. The following entities are eligible and are encouraged to apply:
• Cities, counties, and townships
• Park boards and park districts
• State and federal agencies
• Registered non-profit organizations
• Federally recognized tribes
Application submissions have been moved to an on-line platform, Web Grants. With the release of Web Grants in 2021, the NDPRD continues to use this platform to ensure potential grantees have ease to accessing and submitting RTP applications. For project application submission through Web Grants, please visit the website at https://grants.nd.gov/index.do.
Letters for pre-award notification will tentatively be sent out to applicants in June. Projects will have approximately a 9-to-12-month application processing period before funds are granted by NDPRD.
For further information on RTP requirements, please visit our website at https://www.parkrec.nd.gov/business/grants/recreational-trails-program or contact Char Langehaug, Grants Coordinator at 701-328-5357.
The mission of the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is to enrich generations through experiences that connect people and places.