“The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is a federal assistance program to help states provide and maintain recreational trails for both motorized and non-motorized use. It provides funds for a variety of trails including those for hikers, bikers, in-line skating, water trails, equestrian use, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, off-road motorcycling, all- terrain vehicles, four-wheel driving, and other off-road vehicle use.

Administered at the federal level by the Federal Highway Administration and at the state level by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry; Bureau of Parks and Lands, with assistance from the Maine Trails Advisory Committee, RTP grants can provide up to $120,000 for certain motorized bridge work or up to $50,000 of allowable costs for all other construction projects. (Subject to change depending on funding levels)” (maine.gov)

  • Closing Date– September 30, 2016
  • Available Workshops
    • 1-4PM – Thursday, June 16, 2016 – Bangor Parks & Recreation
    • 1-4PM – Thursday, June 23, 2016 – Houlton Millar Civic Center
  • Eligible Projects-
    • 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.
  • View Checklist & Timeline by clicking here
  • View Application Appendix by clicking here

all information for this post and grant from maine.gov