N.C. Trails Program  »  Recreational Trails Program

The RTP is a federal grant program authorized by Congress in 2012 as Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21 Century (MAP-21). The intent of the RTP is to help fund trails and trail-related recreational needs at the State level. Funding for the RTP comes from federal gas taxes paid on non-highway fuel used in off-highway vehicles, and the program is administered at the Federal level by the Federal Highway Administration.

At the State level, the Secretary of the DENR has assigned that responsibility to the Division of Parks and Recreation and its State Trails Program. The North Carolina Trails Committee is a seven-member advisory committee who will review all applications and make recommendations for funding. The Secretary of DENR has the final approval authority for North Carolina.

Please click one of the links below to take you to the applications and information on the two types of RTP Grants available through the N.C. Trails Program.

RTP Trail Project Grant Application Information

RTP Educational Grant Application Information