Recreational Trails Program
CSFA Number: 422-11-1154
Agency Name
Department Of Natural Resources (422)
Agency Contact
Kathy Barker
217 782 7481
dnr.grants@illinois.gov
Short Description
Provides funding assistance for acquisition, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of both motorized and non-motorized recreation trails. Must be open and available for general public use. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Funds passed thru IDOT to IDNR.
Subject Area
Environment and Culture
Program Function
Natural Resources
Enabling Legislation
20 ILCS 805/805-70 20 ILCS 862/ (Recreational Trails of Illinois Act)
Objectives and Goals
The acquisition, development and maintenance of public multi-use (both motorized and non-motorized) trails by eligible grantees through competitive reimbursement grants.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
30% of each state's annual apportionment is to be used for motorized trails, 30% for non-motorized trails and 40% for diversified trails.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations; For-Profit Organizations; Small Businesses; Individuals;
Application and Award Processing
Applications must be received by March 1 of each calendar year. Awards are generally announced within 180 days following the application deadline date.
Assistance Consideration
Grants are up to 80% reimbursement (no advance payments) and requires a minimum 20% non-federal funding match.Funded through federal off-road vehicle motor fuel taxes from Federal Highway Administration. 30% of each state's annual apportionment is to be used for motorized trails, 30% for non-motorized trails and 40% for diversified trails. The Department takes 25% of the annual appropriation for DNR site trails and the remaining is used for local grants. No maximum dollar amount.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $1,500,000
FY 2018 : $1,500,000
FY 2019 : $1,500,000
FY 2020 : $1,500,000
FY 2021 : $750,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details2018RTP$0 - $20000002/01/2017 - 04/03/2017 : 5:00 PM
Details2019RTP$1 - $20000001/01/2018 - 03/01/2018 : 5:00
Details2020RTP$0 - $20000001/14/2019 - 03/14/2019 : 5:00 pm
DetailsFY2021 RTP$0 - $75000001/02/2020 - 03/02/2020 : 5:00 PM
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
RTP18-141Forest Preserve District of DuPage County01/23/201912/31/2020200,000
RTP18-150Village of Tinley Park01/22/201912/31/2020200,000
RTP18-140Forest Preserve District of Cook County01/24/201912/31/2020200,000
Southern Illinois University Carbondale09/24/201812/31/2020200,000
RTP18-143Macon County Conservation District11/21/201812/31/2020180,800