The National Park Service - Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (NPS-RTCA)

Technical Assistance Opportunity:

National Park Service – Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program

Applications are due on March 1, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

The National Park Service – Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program (NPS-RTCA) is accepting applications for technical assistance on locally-led conservation and outdoor recreation projects. The program will assist communities in evolving climate resiliency strategies, developing or restoring parks, conservation areas, rivers, and wildlife habitats, as well as creating outdoor recreation opportunities and programs that engage future generations in the outdoors. We welcome applications from community groups, nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, national parks, and local, state and federal agencies. We encourage you to contact us to discuss your project before applying. The application is available here.

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Last updated: December 1, 2021