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Recreational Trails Program

Division of Recreation Educational Services

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is a federal funded, state administered grant program. RTP provides grant funding for land acquisition for trails, trails maintenance and restoration/rehabilitation, trail construction, and trail head support facilities. All grant projects must be on publicly owned land.

Eligible Applicants

Local, state and federal government agencies, state-chartered non-profit agencies with 501(c) (3) status that have written agreement with a government agency for trail management.

Eligible Projects

Urban hard surface trail development and natural surface trail development (construction and maintenance), restoration of trails damaged by use, development of trailside support facilities, educational and safety trail trainings.

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Contacts

April Johnson

865-292-5656
April.Johnson@tn.gov