Florida currently receives an annual appropriation of Recreation Trails Program funds from the Federal Highway Administration through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). States are required to use 30 percent of RTP funds for uses relating to motorized recreation, 30 percent for uses relating to nonmotorized recreation and 40 percent for diverse recreational trail use. The maximum grant threshold is announced annually based on funding availability. An applicant's requested grant award may be revised by the Department due to the availability of program funds.
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.