CARSON CITY, NV – The Nevada Division of State Parks is currently accepting pre-grant project applications in anticipation of the Federal Highway Administration’s 2023 funding of the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). Submission of a pre-application is required to determine project eligibility. Eligible pre-applicants will be encouraged to submit full funding proposals in fall 2022.

RTP funding may be awarded to counties, municipalities, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, and Native American tribal governments for the purpose of constructing and/or maintaining motorized and non-motorized outdoor recreation trails. , trailhead facilities and trailside signage. Funds may also be used to support outdoor education programs and qualifying project planning and clearance activities. Previous RTP projects have included development of the Flume Trailhead parking area in Washoe County, construction of the Capital to Tahoe Trail near Carson City, design and printing of Lincoln County Development Authority trail brochures and environmental resource surveys for the Las Vegas Loop OHV trail. .

RTP funding is limited to approximately $1.2 million per year. Allocation of funds will be competitively determined by the RTP Advisory Committee and the State Parks Administration in December 2022, following the annual meeting and evaluation of proposed projects.

Please visit http://parks.nv.gov/about/grant-programs/recreational-trails-program to review the RTP guidelines. Pre-applications can only be submitted through the State Parks Online Grants Portal, located at https://nvparks.webgrantscloud.com/. Paper or email submissions will not be accepted.

Pre-applications are due no later than Monday, August 22, 2022. State Parks will host a webinar for interested applicants in August. More detailed information about the webinar will be announced on the RTP webpage.

Contact Heather Giger, Park & ​​Recreation Program Manager, at 775-684-2784 or [email protected], with questions about RTP pre-applications or to request additional information about the webinar.