Office of Systems Planning

Federal and state recreational trails

Program manager

Yvonne Diller
Phone: 515-239-1252
The legislative appropriation for the State Recreational Trails (SRT) program for State Fiscal Year 2019 (SFY 2019) is currently $1 million. We are awaiting the Governor’s signature before the SFY 2019 funding is final. The Iowa DOT intends to accept project applications according to the existing July 1 application deadline.

Trail funding applications and instructions

The following fillable forms require Adobe Reader. Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers, by default, have their own pdf readers enabled, even if you have Adobe Reader installed on your computer. If using those browsers, you will need to download the pdf file to your computer and view the form in Adobe Reader or you can use Internet Explorer. Here are instructions for saving your file and opening it in Adobe Reader:

  1. Right click on the form link and select "Save link as...".
  2. Choose a location on your computer and click "Save."
  3. Open Adobe Reader.
  4. Go to File>Open and select the file you just saved. It will open the form in Adobe Reader.


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 July 2017 July 2016 July 2015 January 2015 July 2014 July 2013 July 2012 July 2011 July 2010 (No funding allocated.)
Federal Recreational Trails Application Summary and Funding Cycles October 2017 December 2016 October 2015 October 2014 October 2013 March 2013 October 2011 October 2010 October 2009

Guidelines and information


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