(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant applications for the current grant cycle. The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is a federally funded program administered by Montana State Parks. RTP projects include development and rehabilitation work on urban, rural, and backcountry trails; planning and construction of community trails; snowmobile and cross-country ski trail maintenance and grooming operations; and a variety of trail stewardship and safety education programs. There is approximately $1.3 million in federal funds available for this grant cycle and demand is high. The applications received would require double the funds available.