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  Funding Opportunity Details
 123515-FWP Recreational Trails Program Grant Cycle 2023
  FWP RTP Recreational Trails Program
  Application Deadline: 01/31/2023 5:00 PM
Award Amount Range: $0.00 - $100,000.00
Project Start Date: 07/15/2023
Project End Date: 10/15/2025
Award Announcement Date:
Program Officer: Stephanie Clemen
Phone: 406-444-5898 x
Categorical Area(s) To be Addressed by Program  Community Development, Economic Development, Education , Health, Prevention/Treatment, History, Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation, Rural Issues, Tourism and Hospitality, Transportation 
This Opportunity is recurring  No 


Applications due January 31st, 5:00 PM MDT

The 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) reauthorized the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) as a set-aside of funds from the Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program. 

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) administers the Recreational Trails Program. Montana's RTP grant applicants (subrecipients) can include federal, state, county or municipal agencies, private associations, and clubs. RTP grants to subrecipients may not exceed 80% of the total of an individual project. After approval of all required documentation, FWP will reimburse the subrecipient for 80% of the actual documented costs incurred. Reimbursement of RTP funds will only be approved for project expenditures incurred after the date of the signed project agreement between the project subrecipient and FWP.


More Information can be found at . Please read and review the latest RTP Application Guidelines for more information on eligibility, review criteria, scoring processes, etc.

Applicants are encouraged to reach out to the Program Manager, with any questions or application feedback prior to January 23rd.


Application Limitations

  • An organization may submit only one grant application per grant cycle. 
  • Applicants must provide all information requested and submit the application by 5:00 p.m. on January 31st, 2023. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for funding. 


 Application Checklist:

  • Review the Application Guidelines
  • Application Form
  • Risk Assessment
  • SAM Verification
  • Appropriate Documentation of Project Approval / Commitments
  • Appropriate Documentation of Landowner Permissions, if Applicable
  • Appropriate Environmental Review Documents, if Applicable
  • Documentation of Federally Approved Indirect Cost Rate, if Applicable
  • Minimum one map showing project location
  • Additional attachments pertinent to project review / letters of support and commitment


Webinair Training: 

A webinar training and a question-and-answer session was held on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The session irecording a slides (PDF) are avaliable on the FWP RTP webpage.

 Click on the File Name to open attachment
Description File Name File Size
RTP Cat Ex Form 2022 RTP Categorical Exclusion Form.pdf 354 KB
RTP EA Form 2022 RTP Environmental Analysis Form.pdf 237 KB
RTP USFS Cat Ex Form 2022 US Forest Service Categorical Exclusion Form.pdf 273 KB
RTP Applicant Guidance Document 2023 RTP_Application Guidance.pdf 618 KB
Application Submission Instructions ApplicationSubmissionInstructions.pdf 260 KB
Risk Assessment Form Subrecipient Risk Assessment Form.docx 57 KB
 Website Links
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Description Montana's Recreational Trails Program Webpage Federal Highway Administration Recreational Trails Program Website
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