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The RTP is a grant program. The United States Congress appropriates funding for the Program, and the Federal Highway Administration manages the Program, but it is administered at the state level. In Georgia, administration is handled by staff of the Department of Natural Resources. The purpose of the RTP is to provide and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities identified in, or that further a specific goal of, the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). Grants are generally awarded on an annual basis after the following process is complete: applicants submit their applications, Program staff rank the applications, the Trails and Greenways Advisory Committee reviews them, the Director of Administrative Services for DNR reviews them, and the Federal Highway Administration approves them.
Walt Kelly’s famous cartoon possum has served (with permission) as the ambassador for Georgia Trails and Greenways since 1993.
Jodie Gardner, Program Manager
Telephone: (404) 463-1779
Audrey Camp, Outreach Coordinator
Telephone: (404) 463-1030
Mail: Recreational Trails Program
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE, Suite 1370 East
Atlanta, GA 30334