The following types of projects are eligible for Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding:
For further details on eligible RTP projects, see p. 16 of the Application in Supporting Documents below.
Applicants to the RTP are encouraged to build linkages between trail systems, and funded projects can also include loop trails, such as loop trails within parks.
In cases where the assistance of an architect, landscape architect, consultant, planner, or engineer is required for a project, a share of the costs may be borne by program funds. However, planning work is not eligible as a stand-alone project.
Projects in Appalachian counties will be given some priority consideration. See https://development.ohio.gov/community/governors-office-of-appalachia/goa-ldd-map for a list of Appalachian counties.
RTP Urban Projects: Actions should be taken to ensure that trail-related recreation opportunities will be provided in major urban areas. The proposed project may be given priority if it preserves open space and provides opportunities in an SMSA area (Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, and Youngstown).