RTP funds are available for the "current" plus 3 fiscal years. In a specific fiscal year, a State may obligate funds apportioned in the current and up to three previous fiscal years. The obligations in a specific fiscal year may range from negative amounts (if a State deobligated more than it obligated in that fiscal year), to significantly more than the apportionments within a specific fiscal year (if a State obligates funds from prior fiscal years).
Note: Recreational Trails Program apportionments changed significantly in FY 2009 compared to previous years and were corrected in FY 2012. See Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Factors for Revised Apportionments for FY 2009 to 2012 for an explanation.
Please see FHWA Notice N 4510.740: Revised Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Recreational Trails Program Funds.
Please see FHWA Notice N 4510.742: Revised Supplementary Tables - Apportionments Authorized for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Pursuant to the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) and the SAFETEA-LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008. Table 19 shows the total amount apportioned to States for the Recreational Trails Program for FY 2009, along with the amounts for State administrative funds (up to 7%), and the amounts that may be used for operating educational programs to promote safety and environmental protection (up to 5%).
|Total to States||84,160,000||81,113,236.04|
The State DOTs may limit the amount of the RTP Apportionment available for obligation in a given fiscal year. See the RTP guidance on Obligation Limitation.
The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) authorized RTP apportionments for FY 2005-2009.
Puerto Rico was eligible for the RTP only in FY 1993, and turned back the 1993 funds in FY 2005.