Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Office of State Parks
07/01/19 Postmark or Receipt
Grants starting at $10,000 and grants starting at $20,000 to Louisiana nonprofits, agencies, and certain commercial organizations for the acquisition and development of recreational trails. Applicants must contact program staff to receive further application instructions. Funding may be requested for both motorized and non-motorized trails.
Projects will be funded in conformance with the 30/30/40% FHWA funding structure that requires a minimum of 30% funding of motorized trails, 30% funding of non-motorized trails and 40% to be used at the discretion of the FRTPL Administrator in accordance with federal guidelines.
This program will provide the opportunity to generate innovative solutions for issues facing motorized and nonmotorized trail users and managers in Louisiana. The program will encourage trail projects that work in partnership with trail-user groups, volunteer groups, the business community, AmeriCorps, tribal entities, and local, state, and federal agencies to develop projects that benefit the various modes of trail uses in a safe and satisfying manner with an emphasis on public health and active transportation.
Permitted Grant Uses:
Specific Recommendations for All Projects:
GrantWatch ID#: 172440
The minimum (federal share) grant is $10,000 and the maximum is $100,000 for non-motorized projects. The minimum (federal share) grant is $20,000 and the maximum is $159,000 for motorized projects.
Project must be completed within one year after the signature date of the Letter of Commitment Agreement.
Grant funding may be provided to nonprofit, governmental, or certain commercial entities.
A grant recipient may not use monies received under this program for:
- Planning or environmental documentation.
- Condemnation of any kind of interest in property.
- Construction of new trails for motorized use on national forest land that has been recommended for wilderness designation.
- Road construction, sidewalks (on side of roads or streets) except to connect trails and trail elements, gardening/landscaping, park acquisition, playground equipment and spray parks.
- Other items may be subject to review.
Please call Michael Domingue before March 1, 2019 for further instructions if planning to submit an application in 2019 for 2020 awards.
Applications are due in the office or postmarked by July 1, 2019.
The FHWA Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana (FRTPL) is an 80/20 reimbursable (the grant will reimburse sponsors 80% of eligible costs) matching grant program. The sponsor match can be either cash or value of documented contributions of land, material, equipment, labor, or services.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit application to:
Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
Office of State Parks
Division of Outdoor Recreation
FHWA Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana
1051 North Third Street, Suite 307
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5239
P. O. Box 44426
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4426
Toll Free Phone: 1-888-677-1400
In the Baton Rouge area: 342-8111