Bismarck, N.D. – According to the state officials, the Recreational Trails Program is an 80/20 matching grant program that provides funding for both motorized and non-motorized recreational trail projects.

The Recreational Trails Program is administered at the state level through the NDPRD and federally through the Federal Highway Administration.  

Examples of eligible RTP projects include construction of new recreation trails, restoration of existing trails, development and rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities and trail linkages, purchase and lease of recreational trail construction and maintenance equipment, land acquisition, trail accessibility assessment.

Our video series, Miles and Moments, highlights our grant projects, and we encourage applicants to use them as a resource as they seek matching dollars by showing the impact these trails projects have on communities across North Dakota.

The following entities are eligible and are encouraged to apply:  

  • Cities, counties, and townships  
  • Park boards and park districts  
  • State and federal agencies  
  • Registered non-profit organizations  
  • Federally recognized tribes  

Application submissions have been moved to an on-line platform, Web Grants.

With the release of Web Grants in 2021, the NDPRD continues to use this platform to ensure potential grantees have ease to accessing and submitting RTP applications.