N.C. Trails Program  »  Recreational Trails Program

The Division of Parks and Recreation and the State Trails Program are now accepting Pre-Applications for 2014 and 2015 Federal Recreational Trails Program funding. This is a change from previous years, an effort to better align grant awards with the Federal Fiscal Year Budget.

All agencies and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply; a link to an online application is available below. Please complete and submit the online pre-application(s) by November 15th, 2013. At this time the 2014 RTP funding has been authorized at $1.5 million, future funding for 2015 is uncertain pending federal reauthorization of the RTP program. RTP requires a 25 percent match and is a reimbursement grant program.

Should your Pre-Application be selected, your agency or organization will be notified to submit a 2014-2015 Federal Recreational Trails Program Final Application by June 06, 2014 (11:59 pm). While everyone is invited to apply, please note that the competition for RTP funding is quite strong. Numerous quality pre-applications were submitted this cycle.

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

2014-2015 RTP Information Package

2014-2015 RTP Deliverables Guidance

Help/Instructions for downloading the RTP Final Application

2014-2015 RTP Final 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)