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Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant

Grants to Kansas Agencies to Develop Motorized
and Non-Motorized Trails for Recreational Use

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT)

Deadline Date:

08/01/19 Postmarked


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Grants to Kansas government agencies for the development of recreational trails and other trail-related projects. Funding is intended for the following three project categories: non-motorized, motorized, and multi-use trails. High priority will be given to projects that promote improved ADA and environmental impacts.

A grant may be used for the acquisition of land, trail corridor or long-term lease, or construction of outdoor recreational trails and trail facilities. Development projects may include the building of new facilities or renovation of existing facilities. Only acquisition or development done after federal approval of a grant is eligible for funding. The project must provide a site or facilities for public outdoor recreation.

Support facilities (lighting, utilities, restrooms, parking areas, etc.) may be eligible for assistance, but have low priority for funding. Support facilities are evaluated according to the recreation activities or trails served. Renovation projects will be accepted only for facilities or trails that do not meet current ADA or environmental standards.

Projects meeting other scoring criteria based on the priorities of the SCORP will rank higher. These criteria include: public participation in the formulation of the project proposal; projects serving the needs of special populations; projects involving protection of greenways, open-space, natural areas, riparian areas, wetlands and river corridors; or projects removing barriers from existing recreation areas and facilities. In addition, projects that address one or more of the following—trails, water access, environmental learning facilities or flexible multi-use, multipurpose trails -- will receive extra points.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172404

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications may be submitted by government agencies.

Generally, overhead or administrative costs will not be funded from this program, but a portion of these costs may be used as part of the local match.

Trail and trail-related project proposals will not be accepted where the primary objective is to provide an alternative transportation corridor, such as bicycle lanes marked on an existing highway or sidewalks.

Indoor facilities, such as enclosed shelters, are not eligible for RTP funding.

Repairs associated with routine maintenance, or renovation caused by vandalism or poor maintenance, are not eligible for funding.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submission is August 1st of each year, unless otherwise announced. Applications must be postmarked no later than this date.

The grant program provides an 80/20 match, on a reimbursement basis, for eligible recreational trail and trail-related projects. This means that you must fund 100% of the project and KDWPT will reimburse you up to 80% of the approved total cost, though you need not complete the entire project before applying for reimbursement.

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Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to:

Kathy Pritchett, Trails Grant Coordinator
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism
512 SE 25th Avenue
Pratt, KS 67124

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas