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  Funding Opportunity Details
 129947-FWP Recreational Trails Program Grant Cycle 2024
  FWP RTP Recreational Trails Program
  Application Deadline: 01/16/2024 5:00 PM
Award Amount Range: $0.00 - $100,000.00
Project Start Date: 07/01/2024
Project End Date: 10/15/2026
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 15th, 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.


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 15th, 2023. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for funding. 


 Application Checklist:

  • Review the Application Guidelines
  • Ensure SAM registration is ACTIVE or begin renewal process ASAP
  • Appropriate Documentation of Project Approval / Commitments
  • Appropriate Documentation of Landowner Permissions
  • Appropriate Environmental Review Documents
  • Documentation of Federally Approved Indirect Cost Rate, if Applicable
  • Minimum one map showing project location
  • Additional attachments pertinent to project review / letters of commitment
  • Double check for spelling and grammar
  • Complete Application Form – reach out to Program Manager for feedback!
  • SUBMIT before the Deadline!


Webinair Training Recording Avalble:

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Description File Name File Size
2024 RTP Application Guidance Doc. 2024 RTP Application Guidance_Final.pdf 575 KB
RTP Environmental Analysis Form 2024 RTP Environmental Anaylsis.pdf 293 KB
EXAMPLE RTP Application EXAMPLE RTP Application_2024.pdf 1.0 MB
RTP Categorical Exclusion Form RTP Categorical Exclusion Form.pdf 354 KB
RTP Categorical Exclusion Form for USFS Lands US Forest Service Lands Categorical Exclusion Form.pdf 273 KB
 Website Links
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Description programs/recreational-trails Montana's Recreational Trails Program Webpage Federal Highway Administration Recreational Trails Program Website Montana 2020 - 2024 SCORP (Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan)
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