Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Local, State, Federal, and Tribal
Agencies, and Educational Institutions to Enhance Outdoor Pathways

Agency Type:


Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation (DPOR)

Deadline Date:

04/30/21 - Electronically and Postmarked


Request a Grant Writer

Grants to Alaska nonprofit organizations, Native corporations, government entities, and educational institutions for projects to enhance outdoor facilities throughout the state. Funding is intended to create or enhance pathways and facilities for use as motorized or non-motorized trails, including the acquisition of trails rights-of-way and the development and maintenance of trails and facilities.

The Recreational Trails Program will be accepting applications that qualify as Stipulation 1, 2, or 3 projects under the current Programmatic Agreement between the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources. For details, see

RTP grant funds may be used for the following:

  • Repair or restoration of existing trails.
  • Rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities, bridges, signs, and trail linkages.
  • Purchase or lease of maintenance equipment needed to complete approved scope of work.
  • Development and publication of educational materials to promote safety and environmental protections related to the use of recreational trails. Items must be offered either free to the public or at a very minimal cost. All reimbursable expenses must be allocated to educational materials or their production.
  • Any of the conditions outlined for Stipulations 1, 2 and 3, with approval from FHWA and DPOR.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175567

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum individual grant award amounts for FY2021 are listed below:
- $150,000 for non-motorized and diversified projects
- $300,000 for motorized projects

Term of Contract:

Upon receiving signed award paperwork from DPOR, the grantee has two (2) years in which to complete their project. Safety and education projects must be completed by September 30, 2021. 2 CFR 200 allows the applicant to choose a project end date for the other award categories, as long as it falls within the two-year period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant must meet program qualification criteria before being considered for funding. If any of these requirements are not met, applications cannot move forward for review. Applicant must be an organization or public agency. Businesses are not eligible for the RTP grant. Eligible applicants:
- Nonprofit
- Educational Institution
- State Government
- Local Government
- Federal Government
- Native Corporation or Tribal Government

To meet public acceptance criteria, the applicant must have support from a land management plan that is adopted by a local governing body, state, or federal agency:
- Land management plan, local area, or trails management plan
- Comprehensive management plan
- Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)

To meet public acceptance criteria, the applicant must have support from a local governing body. To meet public acceptance criteria, the applicant must have letters of support from local Community Councils or public letters of support representing the area. To meet public acceptance criteria, the applicant must post public notice 30 days prior to applying for RTP grant funding. For more information, see:

Applicant must obtain landowner authorization for project work from all relevant landowners whose land the project crosses or impacts.

RTP grant funding may not be used for the following:
- Financial gain to any individual, business, or organization
- Planning, assessment, engineering, or designing exclusively. Some of these types of costs are permissible if incidental to the project scope of work and are included in the approved budget
- Food, drink, gratuity, tax, sales tax, or court costs involving litigation. Food costs for remote camps which are essential for completion of the project are allowed if included in the approved budget. Food items must be clearly identified and be reasonable and non-excessive (basic camp food). A camp qualifies as a remote camp if the crew cannot go home at night.

Grantees cannot have two grants open concurrently with the same scope of work.

Safety and Education projects cannot be considered for the current funding round, due to time constraints to complete project per 23 U.S.C. § 206(d)(2)(G).

Pre-Application Information:

- March 1, 2021: Application available online
- March 30, 2021: Mandatory Public Notice must be posted by this date
- April 30, 2021: Application Due Date
- May 17, 2021: Qualified applications sent to ORTAB for review
- June 8 and 9, 2021: ORTAB Meeting for final scoring of qualified applications
- June 2021: Applications that have been recommended for award are forwarded to FHWA for review
- June through August 2021: Award and grant agreements are signed and implemented

Submit application and all required attachments electronically and/or in paper format with USB flash drive via USPS mail.

The RTP grant is a reimbursable grant.

The grantee is responsible for 10% of the entire project cost. This 10% is called ‘match’ and it is a requirement. Once a grantee signs the grant award agreement, they are obligating not only their own funding up front, but also the 10% match, which will not be reimbursed.

Links to a list of documents required to be read and understood prior to applying for the grant can be found at

Contact Information:

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

For general grant questions regarding the program, please send a message to the following email address:

Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation
550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1380
Anchorage AK 99501-3561
Fax: (907) 269-8907

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alaska

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA Agencies, Nonprofits, Educational Institutions, and Tribes to Reduce Violent C...

Deadline 06/22/21

Grants to USA government agencies, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, and tribal governments for activities to reduce violent crime in local neighborhoods. Interested applicants are advised that required registra

GrantWatch ID#: 123715

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Tribes to Provide Technical Assistance and Counseling to Disadv...

Deadline 05/20/21

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and Tribes to provide technical assistance and counseling for disadvantaged small businesses. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The purpose of the available funding is to support

GrantWatch ID#: 125374

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies to Increase Organizational Capacity to Improve Housing...

Deadline 06/14/21

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and eligible agencies to increase organizational capacity to improve housing practices. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to strengthen organizational capacity

GrantWatch ID#: 125731

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofit Charitable Organizations to Impact Public Policy in a Var...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga

GrantWatch ID#: 125864

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Tribal Organizations, and Educational Institutions to Improve E...

Deadline 06/01/21

Grants to Alaska nonprofit organizations, tribal organizations, and governmental educational institutions to improve education in eligible regions. Priority areas include increasing the quality of education, identifying issues, and creating enrichment programs. Grantee

GrantWatch ID#: 128374

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Tribes, Schools, and IHEs for Alaskan Native Cultural Projects

Deadline 06/01/21

Grants of up to $6,000 to Alaska nonprofit organizations, tribes, schools, and IHEs to promote the culture of Alaskan Natives in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support projects that encourage the traditions of these peoples, preserve cultural resource mater

GrantWatch ID#: 128375

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Facilitate Workplace Readiness for Women

Deadline 06/04/21

Grants to USA community-based nonprofit organizations to facilitate workplace readiness for women. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to four weeks to complete. Eligible programs are those that prepare women to work in fields in which women a

GrantWatch ID#: 128392