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Program Overview

Recreational Trails Grants (RTP)

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 must provide at least 20% of the projects total costs. 40% match is required if requesting $250,000 or more for a non-motorized project. 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​
Jodi Bellefeuille
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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