Recreational Trails Program Opens 2019 Grant Applications
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: November 10, 2018

Montana State Parks ( will open the application cycle for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP)) on Thursday, November 1, 2018 through the online system at The application deadline is January 31, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Recreational Trails Program training sessions will be offered for all prospective applicants on the following dates:

•    November 7-Helena—Montana WILD, 2668 Broadwater Ave—9am to 4pm
•    November 14-Bozeman—FWP Region 3 Headquarters, 1400 S. 19th—9am to 4pm
•    November 15-Billings—FWP Region 5 Headquarters, 2300 Lake Elmo Dr.—9am to 4pm

RTP applicants can include federal, state, county or municipal agencies, private associations and clubs (not individuals).  Eligible projects include: development of trail linkages near homes and work places; construction and maintenance of trails; development of trailside and trailhead facilities; trail-related education and interpretive programs; and weed control along trails and trailhead areas.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks manages the annual RTP grant program which administers federal funding with oversight from the Federal Highway Administration.

For more information on applying for RTP grants visit:

For questions about RTP grants, contact Michelle McNamee at 406-444-7642 or

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