N.C. Trails Program  »  Recreational Trails Program (introductory information)

The call for Pre-Applications for the 2016 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant cycle closed on July 14, 2015. The next call for Pre-Applications and the 2017 funding cycle will begin in January of 2016. Future funding for 2017 is uncertain pending Federal reauthorization of the RTP Program and while everyone is invited to apply, please note that the competition for funding is quite strong, as seen in the 60 Pre-Applications received during the 2016 call.

If you submitted a Pre-Application in 2016 and are selected, your agency or organization will be notified to submit a completed 2016 Application that will be due September 11, 2015. The Regional Trails Specialist can provide consultation and project recommendations that can typically lead to a more competitive application within the next grant cycle.

The 2014-2015 Federal Recreational Trails Program Pre-Application, information, and scoring priorities are available through the links below:

2016 Pre-Application

Reimbursement Form (xlsx)

Quarterly Report (xlsx)

Pre RTP Contract Grant Review Process, Requirements and Timeline:

2014-2015 RTP Grant Review Process and Timeline Information (doc)

Required Forms and Certifications for Governmental Agencies including:

   RTP Grant Application Signature Page (.doc)
   Federal Drug Free Workplace (.doc)
   RTP Federal Assurances Compliance Form (.doc)
   Federal Certification Regarding Lobbying (.doc)
   Federal Certification Regarding Debarment (.doc)
   Insurance Requirement Notification (.doc)

Required Forms and Certifications for Non-Profit Organizations including:

   RTP Grant Application Signature Page (.doc)
   IRS Tax Exempt Letter – Example (.pdf)
   Organizations Conflict of Interest Statement – Example (.doc)
   Organization's Certification of No Overdue Tax Debt - Example (.doc)
   Federal Drug Free Workplace (.doc)
   RTP Federal Assurances Compliance Form (.doc)
   Federal Certification Regarding Lobbying (.doc)
   Federal Certification Regarding Debarment (.doc)
   Insurance Requirement Notification (.doc)