Southeastern New Mexico Economic Development District

RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM (RTP)

RTP is a federal reimbursement program that funds recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both non-motorized and motorized trail purposes.  Projects may include planning, design/construction or maintenance.  RTP is administered through the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), who contracts with SNMEDD for carrying out RTP functions through SERTPO.  The SERTPO Program Manager accepts applications from eligible entities, as specified in the NMDOT TAP-RTP Guide.  Funding cycles occur approximately every two years.

When the application cycle is open, applicants complete their preliminary application, the Project Feasibility Form (PFF).  The PFFs are submitted to the SERTPO Program Manager, according to the PFF deadline established and approved by the SERTPO Policy Committee.  Once the SERTPO Program Manager receives the PFFs, feasibility reviews are scheduled with the applicants.  Applicants, NMDOT and the SERTPO Program Manager participate in a feasibility review.  Applicants with an NMDOT-approved PFF will proceed to complete their final application.  Complete application packages are due to the SERTPO Program Manager by the SERTPO-approved deadline.  SERTPO submits its applications from the region to NMDOT, who conducts the funding review and selection.

DATES TO REMEMBER

May 2018 – New TAP/RTP Guide scheduled to be released

HOW TO APPLY

While applications are currently not being accepted, the previous FFY 2018/2019 TAP and RTP Application Guide  can be used for reference.  Forms used in previous application cycle are listed below.

NMDOT Project Feasibility Form (PFF) (will be available soon)

NMDOT Project Prospectus Form (PPF) (will be available soon)

NMDOT TAP/RTP Application Form (will be available soon)

TAP-RTP Sample Resolution