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A variety of funding programs relevant to trails and greenways are available from several federal agencies. Also see News & Alerts for current legislation issues, federal legislation and bills in Congress, and a wide range of other funding sources and ideas.


Recreational trails
Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds are administered by the Federal Highway Administration from Federal fuel tax. Each state receives an apportionment each year and provides grants for recreational trail projects. Read an Outline of the Recreational Trails Program...

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Historic interest


Current law for Federal transportation funds is "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act" (MAP-21) which expires May 31, 2015

Land and Water Conservation


The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) provides funding nationwide for federal land acquisition and state outdoor recreation grants.

Other agencies




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