The Recreational Trails Program is a federally funded competitive grant program that provides financial assistance to agencies of city, county, state or federal governments, and organizations, approved by the state, or state and federally recognized Indian tribal governments, for the development of recreational trails, trailheads and trailside facilities. The program has been shifted from the Office of Greenways and Trails to DEP's Land and Recreation Grants Section within the Division of State Lands.
Eligible applicants include local governments and nonprofit environmental organizations.
The 2023-24 RTP Application Cycle Application Cycle will be held on Feb. 1 - March 1, 2023. Applications were only be accepted during this period.
RTP Staff will host an Application Workshop on Jan. 19, 2023 at 10 a.m. for the 2022-23 RTP Application Cycle. Materials from this meeting may be viewed below.
On Oct. 20, 2020, OEM provided training about National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) expectations to FHWA grant recipients of DEP’s Recreational Trails Program. You can find the session videos and presentations by replaying the webinar.
To meet federal requirements, the evaluation document must have sufficient information to determine if the proposed project will have any adverse effects on listed species. Section 2.4 details what is expected in an endangered species evaluation.
(May be used to estimate the anticipated level of effort for various tasks.)
Prequalified PD&E Consultants Identified by FDOT’s Procurement Office, in accordance with Rule 14-75, F.A.C. Work Type 2.0 indicates that the firm meets the minimum requirements for conducting PD&E Studies.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.