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 2022-2023 application cycle will be held February 1 - March 1, 2022. Applications will only be accepted during this period.
RTP Staff will host an application workshop on January 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Once meeting attendees have registered, they will receive a confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org containing information about joining the webinar.
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RTP Grant Management Tutorial:
Staff from the Recreational Trails Program will host a webinar to provide an overview of successfully completing a RTP project from start to finish and provide technical assistance to grantees on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, beginning at 9:00 a.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.
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. Additional resources can be found at https://www.fdot.gov/environment/protected-species-and-habitat.
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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.