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Recreational Trails Program Grant Deadline

Feb 1, 2021 12:00 AM

Feb 1, 2021 3:00 PM

The deadline to apply for Montana State Parks' Recreational Trails Program Grant is on Monday, February 1st.

Montana State Parks administers the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), a federally funded grants program that supports Montana’s trails.

The RTP funds come from the Federal Highway Trust Fund, and represent a portion of the motor fuel excise tax collected from nonhighway recreational fuel use: fuel used for off-highway recreation by snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, off-highway motorcycles, and off-highway light trucks.

RTP applicants can include federal, tribal, state, county or city agencies, private associations and clubs. Examples of eligible projects include: urban trail development, basic front and backcountry trail maintenance, restoration of areas damaged by trail use, development of trailside facilities, and educational and safety projects related to trails.

Montana State Parks collaborates with the State Trails Advisory Committee to review the RTP applicants each year. 

The 2021 application cycle is open from November 2, 2020 through February 1, 2021.

The application will be available via WebGrants at


For more information, visit the Recreational Trails Program Grant page here.