TX Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grants

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

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Grant amount: Up to US $400,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 1, 2021

Applicant type: Organizations

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Texas

Location of residency: Texas

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Recreation Grants has been assisting hundreds of communities across Texas with their outdoor recreation needs since 1965 through our grant assistance and outreach programs. From the largest metropolis to the smallest rural community these programs help to build new parks, conserve natural resources, provide access to water bodies, develop educational programs for youth, and much more. Providing grants to communities across Texas helps build access to outdoor experiences and encourages a connection with nature that is vital for promoting conservation and good environmental stewardship among Texans young and old.

Through our programs we build long-term partnerships that assist TPWD in our mission to manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Recreational Trails Grants

TPWD administers the National Recreational Trails Fund in Texas under the approval of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This federally funded program receives its funding from a portion of federal gas taxes paid on fuel used in non-highway recreational vehicles.

The reimbursable grants can be up to 80% of project cost with a maximum of $200,000 for non-motorized trail grants and a maximum award of $400,000 for motorized (off-highway vehicle) trail grants.

Funds can be spent on both motorized and non-motorized recreational trail projects such as:

  • the construction of new recreational trails,
  • to improve existing trails,
  • to develop trailheads or trailside facilities, and
  • to acquire trail corridors. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.