The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Federal Highway Administration have awarded grants to nine trail projects through the Recreational Trails Program.
The Recreational Trails Program, or RTP, is a federal, matching reimbursement program established to construct and rehabilitate recreational trails and trail-related facilities.
The 2023 projects, representing non-motorized, motorized and diverse trail uses across the commonwealth, were selected from 25 applications received during an open application process that ended in May. Counties, cities and towns, park and recreation authorities, tribal governments, state agencies, federal agencies and nonprofit organizations are eligible to compete for funding.
Information on future RTP grant rounds will be available at dcr.virginia.gov/recreational-planning/grants.
- Belfast Trail Parking Lot, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, $83,120.00
- Bennett Springs Trailhead Reconstruction, City of Roanoke Parks and Recreation, $250,000.00
- Big Cedar Creek Trail Landslide Repair, DCR Natural Heritage, $52,800.00
- Chesapeake Trail Improvements, Lancaster County, $219,765.00
- COVE Project Phase I, Town of Clarksville, $435,088.78
- Falls Trail Parking Lot, Grayson County Board of Supervisors, $204,760.78
- Rapidan River Water Trail Public Access Rehabilitation, Friends of the Rappahannock Inc./ Historic Germanna, $63,075.22
- Shenandoah Mountain Trails Maintenance, Conservation Legacy (Appalachian Conservation Corps), $250,000.00
- Tobacco Heritage Trail Maintenance & Amenities, Roanoke River Rails-to-Trails, $62,059.38