RTP Legislation (23 U.S.C. 206) dictates categorical requirements for the use of each state’s RTP apportionment: 40 percent of funds apportioned be used for diverse recreational trail use, 30 percent for motorized recreation, and 30 percent for non-motorized recreation.
Projects recommended for funding must complete an environmental analysis prior to construction in accordance with federal and state regulations. Projects must also be undertaken in accordance with the Buy America Act and Presidential Executive Order 14005.
RTP funding may be used for:
Recreational trails are defined in the RTP regulations as a thoroughfare or track across land or snow used for recreational purposes. These recreational purposes can include:
Project applications must describe how a project will provide access for people with disabilities, not simply state that the project will comply with all legal requirements.
For information on eligible project costs, see: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/recreational-planning/document/2023-RTP-Maintenance-and-Amenity-Grants-Application-Manual.pdf#page=9
Estimated Total Program Funding: