Recreational Trails Program (RTP)

Grants to Vermont Nonprofits and Agencies to
Develop and Maintain Trails in Natural Areas

GrantWatch ID#: 168249
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Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) - Agency of Natural Resources



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Grants of up to $50,000 to Vermont nonprofits, government agencies, and municipalities for the maintenance and development of recreational trails, trailheads, and related facilities. Pre-applications are due by December 1. This program supports a broad range of trail-uses, including hiking, biking, running, walking, water-based trail use, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, off-road motorcycling, equestrian use, in-like skating, ATV, and other off-road recreational vehicles.


Up to $50,000.

Funds will be awarded to trail projects planned to begin after July 1, 2017 and completed by June 30, 2019.

Municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and other governmental entities may apply.

Pre-Application forms are due via email by December 1, 2016.Full grant applications are due via email by February 1, 2017.

Decisions will be announced in April 2017. Grant agreements will be executed and projects can begin by July 1, 2017.

You may apply for a grant for 80% of a trail project's estimated cost. The 20% match may consist of State funds, local cash or in-kind contributions, private contributions and other non-governmental grants, non-monetary contributions, and other federal funds.

Please note that RTP is a reimbursement program. You may request a reimbursement once you have paid for the project expenses

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Sherry Smecker Winnie, Grant Programs Manager

Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3801

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