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*** UPDATE ***
Applications were scheduled to be received by October 1, 2016; however, this date has been pushed back to December 1, 2016.

A new federal transportation bill, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, was signed into law on December 4, 2015. Earlier this year, the Iowa Transportation Commission (Commission) began to consider the implementation of the FAST Act in order to make decisions on how federal transportation funds should be allocated in the state of Iowa. Among the decisions yet to be finalized are the allocation of funds for the Transportation Alternatives set-aside of the Surface Transportation Block Grant program formerly known as the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), Federal Recreational Trails Program (RTP), and Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality (CMAQ) program from which the Iowa’s Clean Air Attainment Program (ICAAP) is funded. For this reason, the application deadline for this funding program has been delayed to allow the Commission additional time to reach a final decision.

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