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News Release
Recreational Trails Program Advisory Committee meets October 26-28 to evaluate grant applications - 10/15/21

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Advisory Committee will meet October 26-28 via online meeting to evaluate grant applications from around the state for projects to develop, improve or expand trails and their facilities. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) administers this federally funded grant program. 

The meeting is open to the public but there will not be time for public comments during the meeting. The committee will evaluate 28 applications over the three days. 

View the agenda for a list of project proposals and link to the online meeting at oregon.gov/oprd/GRA/Documents/RTP-Grant-Meeting-October-2021.pdf.  

The RTP Advisory Committee will submit recommendations to the Oregon State Parks Commission for review and approval at their November meeting. OPRD will then forward approved project proposals to the Federal Highway Administration for final approval. 

The RTP Advisory Committee consists of 10 volunteer members who represent various user groups and land managers. Eligible RTP applicants include state agencies, federal land management agencies, tribal governments, non-profit organizations, cities, counties and park and recreation districts.

RTP is an assistance program of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration. The program provides funds to states to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both nonmotorized and motorized trail uses, including hiking, bicycling, in-line skating, equestrian use, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, off-road motorcycling, all-terrain vehicle riding and four-wheel driving or using other off-road motorized vehicles.

For more information, contact Jodi Bellefeuille, Program Coordinator, at 503-856-6316 or ellefeuille@oregon.gov">Jodi.bellefeuille@oregon.gov, or visit the RTP webpage on the OPRD website. 

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