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Program Overview

Recreational Trail Program Grants

Recreational Trails Grants (RTP) are national grants administered by OPRD for recreational trail-related projects, such as hiking, running, bicycling, off-road motorcycling, and all-terrain vehicle riding. Yearly grants are awarded based on funds voted on by the U.S. Congress.

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Eligible Applicants

  • Non-profits
  • Cities (municipal corporations)
  • Counties (political subdivisions)
  • State agencies
  • Federal government agencies
  • Other government entities
  • Tribal governments

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Project Types

RTP funding is primarily for recreational trail projects, rather than utilitarian transportation-based projects. Funding is divided into 30 percent  motorized trail use, 30 percent non-motorized trail use and 40 percent diverse trail use. Types of projects include:

  • Building new recreation trails, including building trail bridges and installing wayfinding signs.
  • Restoring existing trails, including trail bridges and signing.
  • Developing and rehabilitating trailhead facilities.
  • Acquiring land and permanent easements.
  • Water trails

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Match Criteria

Project sponsors provide at least 20% of the projects total costs. Eligible matches are cash, force account labor (agency staff), equipment, materials, volunteer labor, donated equipment, donated materials, and federal, state and local grants, or the combination thereof.

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Staff Contact

If you have questions regarding RTP grant projects, please contact:


​Grant Program Coordinator/Reimbursements

​Western Oregon Representative Eastern Oregon  Representative​
Rocky Houston
725 Summer St. NE Suite C
Salem, Or 97301

Mike Law
725 Summer St. NE Suite C
Salem, Or 97301

Ian Caldwell
10260 Crooked River Dr,
Terrebonne, Or 97760



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