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*** UPDATE ***
The governor has signed Senate File 2349 that included an appropriation for the State Recreational Trails (SRT) program for state fiscal year 2015 (SFY 2015) of $6 million. We will accept project applications according to the existing July 1 application deadline.

As a reminder, $1 million of the appropriation is to be used to refurbish existing trail bridges that have documented historical and architectural significance with a maximum of $500,000 awarded per project. Applications for this dedicated historical trail bridge funding are required to include at least a dollar-for-dollar match (50 percent) from funds not awarded by the state. All other project application types require a minimum 25 percent local match. Applications for refurbishment of a historical bridge will also be required to include documentation that the bridge is either already listed on the National Register of Historic Places or that it is eligible to be listed. The SRT application form (Iowa DOT Form 240002) has been updated to include these program requirements and is posted to the Iowa Department of Transportation's web site.

Please contact Yvonne Diller, state recreational trails program manager, at, or by phone at 515-239-1252, or Debra Arp, grant program administration team leader, at debra.arp@dot,, if you have any questions or concerns.

Federal and state recreational trails

Program manager

Yvonne Diller


Phone: 515-239-1252

Application and instructions for Iowa state Recreational Trails Program Funding

Application and instructions for Iowa federal Recreational Trails Program funding

Project Development Information Packet - Office of Local Systems website

W-9 and expense sheet (pdf or excel)

State Recreational Trails Program Application Summary and Funding Cycles

Federal Recreational Trails Application Summary and Funding Cycles

Guidelines and information

Mapping application tool - Iowa Geographic Map Server
Iowa State University Geographic Information Systems Support and Research Facility