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Recreational Trails Program (RTP)

Grants to Alabama Government Agencies
for Eligible Recreational Projects

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA)

Deadline Date:

03/03/21 12:00 Noon - Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Alabama local, state, and federal government agencies for eligible recreational projects. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Applicants requesting support for educational projects must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to acquire, develop, and improve motorized and non-motorized recreational trails and related resources. All applicants are strongly encouraged to seek out technical support in preparing an application.

The RTP provides grant assistance to State and Federal agencies and local units of government for the acquisition and/or development/improvement of recreational trails and trail related resources. Examples of eligible trail types include but are not limited to walking, jogging, cycling, skating, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, off-highway vehicle, and equestrian.

Applications may be submitted for the following activities:

  • Development of urban trail linkages (includes trail linkages to schools, parks, and existing trails)
  • Maintenance and restoration of existing recreational trails
  • Provision of features which facilitate the access and use of trails by persons with disabilities
  • Acquisition of easements for recreational trails or recreational trails corridors
  • Acquisition of fee simple title to property from a willing seller for trail development
  • Construction of new recreational trails
  • Assessment of trail conditions for accessibility and maintenance
  • Development and dissemination of publications and operation of educational programs to promote safety and environmental protection

Types of Trail Projects:

  • Non-Motorized for Single Use
  • Non-Motorized for Diverse-Use
  • Motorized for Diverse-Use
  • Educational Projects

A description of the above trail projects can be found starting on page 2 of the RTP Progam Summary. See Supporting Documents below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178185

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,600,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant amount is $200,000.00 for non-motorized, single-use trail projects; $400,000.00 for non-motorized, diverse-use trail projects; and $500,000.00 for motorized, diverse-use trail projects; and $87,489.00 for educational projects which promote safety and environmental protection.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include:
- Local Governments
- State Agencies
- Federal Agencies

Prospective applicants are not eligible to apply if:
-The entity has an open Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) or RTP grant as of March 3, 2021.
-The entity has unresolved compliance issues from a previous LWCF or RTP grant.
-The entity did not respond in writing to a LWCF or RTP inspection report which contained deficiencies and the entity has not obtained approval of a Corrective Action Plan for previous compliance issues.

Pre-Application Information:

RTP applications will be accepted until 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

The Federal share of the program is up to 80 percent of total project costs up to the grant ceiling associated with the type of trail and/or trail related facility. The project sponsor must provide at least 20 percent match in the form of State, local, or private sources, and may include volunteer labor and/or donated materials and/or services.

All applicants must be currently registered in SAM.gov with a unique Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. Applications from project sponsors not meeting this criterion will be deemed ineligible and will not be reviewed.

Important note: Interested parties must consult with ADECA’s Recreation and Conservation Programs staff prior to submitting an application under the Education category.

Technical assistance prior to application preparation is strongly recommended.

Contact Information:

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

Applications may be submitted:
By Mail:
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Attn: LaToya Edwards, Recreation and Conservation Programs Specialist
Post Office Box 5690
Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5690

By Courier:
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Attn: LaToya Edwards, Recreation and Conservation Programs Specialist
401 Adams Avenue, Suite 524
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

By Email:
LaToya Edwards, Recreation and Conservation Programs Specialist
334-242-5382
latoya.edwards@adeca.alabama.gov

For more information, please contact:
LaToya Edwards, see contact information above

William Robbins, Recreation and Conservation Programs Specialist
334-242-5612
william.robbins@adeca.alabama.gov

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