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 2021-2022 application cycle will be held February 1 - March 1, 2021. Applications will only be accepted during this period.
RTP Staff will hold an application workshop on January 21, 2021, beginning at 10 a.m.
Staff from the Recreational Trails Program hosted a webinar to provide an overview of successfully completing a RTP project from start to finish and provide technical assistance to grantees on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Florida Department of Transportation Staff hosted a webinar to provide an overview of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for RTP projects and assist with grantee questions on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
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.