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.

Those invited to apply following the Pre-Application process can find the 2016 Application below, due September 11, 2015. If you were not invited to apply following the Pre-Application process please contact the program staff to discuss set funding priorities and project type to explore modifications that could lead to a more competitive project for the 2017 grant cycle starting in January. If you did not participate in the pre-application process please contact the program for guidance.

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Pre RTP Contract Grant Review Process, Requirements and Timeline:

RTP General Information

2016 Application

2016 Pre-Application

2016 RTP Scoring Criteria

Reimbursement Form (xlsx)

Quarterly Report (xlsx)

2016-2017 Grant Cycle Timeline:

2016 Grant Cycle:
June 9, 2015E-mail notification of Pre-Apps release date
June 26, 2015Pre-Apps released
July 14, 2015Pre-Apps due
July 24, 2015NCTC Meeting- recommendations
July 31, 20152016 Applications released
Sept 11, 20152016 Applications due
Sept 18, 2015Staff evaluations are due to NCTC
Sept 25, 2015NCTC Meeting- recommendations
2017 Grant Cycle:
Jan 5, 20162017 Pre-Apps released
Feb 16, 20162017 Pre-Apps due
Mar 4, 2016NCTC Meeting- recommendations
Mar 31, 20162017 Applications released
June 3, 20162017 Applications due
June 12, 2016Staff evaluations are due to NCTC
June 24, 2016NCTC Meeting - recommendations

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)