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RTP Assistance

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.

Program Information Description
Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants include local governments and nonprofit environmental organizations.
Application Cycle:
The 2021-2022 application cycle will be held February 1 - March 1, 2021.  Applications will only be accepted during this period.
RTP Staff hosted an application workshop on January 21, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
To replay the webinar, please visit this link.
RTP Grant Management Tutorial

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.

To replay the webinar, please visit this link.
Florida Recreational Trails Program (TAC) Advisory Committee: Florida Recreational Trails Program Advisory Committee


The Recreational Trails Program Advisory Committee will meet on June 10, 2020, beginning at 9:00 a.m. to review applications received during the 2021-2022 application cycle.
Interested parties may participate via GoToMeeting at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from containing information about joining the webinar.
TAC Application for Membership
RTP Administrative Rule:
Matching Ratio:
 RTP Grant : Local Match
            80 : 20
            60 : 40
            50 : 50
Maximum Grant Amount:
Non-Motorized Trail = $400,000
Mixed Use Trail = $500,000
Motorized Trail = $1,000,000
Application and Supporting Materials:
   Tip:  Please save file to your computer and rename before entering data.
Evaluation Criteria (Rule 62S-2.073, F.A.C.)
RTP Fact Sheet
RTP Grant Life Cycle
Boundary Map Requirements
State-Owned Real and Tangible Personal Property (DEP-320)
Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)
Florida Greenways and Trails System Plan 
RTP Funded Projects:

2019-2020 Recreational Trails Program Amended Application Priority List 

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 replay the webinar, please visit this link.
NEPA Assignment
FDOT PD&E Manual 
Requirements for Type 1 Categorical Exclusion 3 
Sample Natural Resources Evaluation Tech Memo
Sample 106 Memo for FDEP Recreational Trails 
Pre-Construction Certification (OGT-12)
PD&E - Helpful Contact
List of Facilities to Be Constructed

Budget Cost Analysis

Budget Cost Analysis Instructions

Project Completion:
Project Completion Certification (OGT-14)
List of Constructed Facilities 

Budget Cost Analysis

Budget Cost Analysis Instructions

Florida Recreation and Parks Inventory Form 

Please complete the form electronically, then print a copy and include in project completion documentation.
FHWA RTP Guidance Possession Certification
Reimbursement Requests:
Reports and Documentation:
      Tip: Please save file to your computer and rename before entering data.
     Please notify the department if the project grant manager changes.
     to search for specific projects
Project Guidance: Florida Roadway Design - Florida Greenbook
FHWA RTP Guidance
Land and Water Conservation Fund Manual
   FHWA's new planning and design resource
Federal Transit Administration: Manual on Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections to Transit
Additional pedestrian and bicycle resources
Manuals and Guides for Trail Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Operation, and for Signs
Florida Guidelines for Developing Non-Motorized Boat Launch Sites
Program Staff Contact Information:
Tara Reynolds
Recreational Trails Program, Division of State Lands
Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Blvd., MS 585
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 

Last Modified:
June 3, 2021 - 5:02pm

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