In 1991, Congress initiated a number of reimbursable grant programs, including the RTP, designed to enhance America's "Livable Communities" through the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA).
In West Virginia, eligible applicants may either be governmental bodies or non-profit organizations. For more information on eligibility and "match" requirements, please read our RTP Guidelines/Manual.
The DOH has implemented a new electronic process for RTP project applications. This process may be found at http://dohgrants.wv.gov. This year an applicant may complete and submit a digital Intent-to-Apply (ITA) form for a proposed RTP project through December 15, 2011.
In past grant cycles, following DOH approval of their paper ITAs, applicants could begin work on their paper applications. Using the new electronic process, the digital application form will not be available to applicants until December 15, 2011. Applicants will then have until February 15, 2012 to complete and submit their digital application forms.
RTP applications are reviewed by a Recreational Trails Advisory Board, appointed by the Governor, which makes recommendations for grant awards to the Secretary of Transportation.
RTP funds are made available to the DOH, who administers the RTP program, by the Federal Highway Administration.