Recreational Trails Fund Program (RTP)


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.

The DOH has implemented a new electronic process for RTP project applications. This process may be found at This year an applicant may complete and submit a digital Intent-to-Apply (ITA) form for a proposed RTP project.

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 January, 2013.

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.


Recreational Trails Program

Ryan Burns, Program Manager
Community Development Specialist
West Virginia Department of Transportation
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Building 5, Room 816
Charleston, WV  25305-0430
Phone: 304 558-9297
Fax: 304 558-3783


Last Updated: 4/18/2014


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