Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grants

Grants Navigation

Click the Explore Grants Pages and Programs button below to visit our Main Grants Page or to learn more about other grant opportunities available through Arizona State Parks and Trails. 

Apply for RTP Grants

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) provides funds to the States to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both non-motorized and motorized recreational trail uses. The RTP is an assistance program of the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Federal transportation funds benefit recreation including hiking, bicycling, in-line skating, equestrian use, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, off-road motorcycling, all-terrain vehicle riding, four-wheel driving, or using other off-road motorized vehicles.

Non-Motorized Trail GrantsSafety and Environmental Ed. Trail Maintenance

Blank Applications

Please click the links provided to view blank applications for the Recreational Trails Program.

Blank Recreational Trails Program Non-Motorized Grant ApplicationBlank Recreational Trails Program Safety and Education Grant ApplicationBlank Recreational Trails Program Trail Maintenance Grant Application

eCivis Application Guide

This document serves as a step by step guide to applying for Arizona State Parks and Trails grants in the new eCivis system.

Application Guide PDF

Arizona State Parks and Trails Grants Manual

Arizona State Parks and Trails (ASPT) invites non-profits, clubs, local, regional, state, federal and tribal governments to submit grant applications for all kinds of motorized and non-motorized recreational trail uses. This manual provides guidelines for project sponsors on funding opportunities and how to apply.

Grants Manual PDF

Arizona State Parks and Trails Administrative Guidelines

These Administrative Guidelines were established to assist project sponsors in the successful and timely completion of their awarded grant projects. The Arizona State Parks and Trails (ASPT) Grant Staff will work closely with project sponsors to answer questions and provide recommendations on grant projects. Should you have questions or concerns regarding a grant project, please contact the Grants and Trails Team.

Administrative Guidelines PDF

Arizona State Map

This state map is used to highlight where within the state an applicant's project will take place.

State Map PDF

EPA Section 404 Information

This link will assist in determining if your project will require a 404 Permit form the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

404 Information Link

Legislative and Congressional District Information

Applicants can use this map to determine the project area’s Legislative and Congressional Districts.

District Information Link

Arizona Game and Fish Department Environmental Review Tool

This tool allows users to identify Arizona wildlife species and habitat that may be impacted by the proposed project area. It also generates in depth reports that can be used in the application process.

AZGFD Tool Link

Federal Highway Administration RTP Guidance

This guidance link will help States and project sponsors meet Recreational Trail Program (RTP) requirements and provide best practices for trail accessibility, and trail design, construction, and maintenance. 

RTP Guidance Link

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