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

Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Technical Assistance Opportunity:

(NPS-RTCA does not provide financial assistance or monetary grants. As a collaborative partner, we provide professional services to help you achieve your conservation and outdoor recreation project vision.)

Do you have an idea for a park, trail, or conservation project? Could you use help building organizational capacity for your outdoor recreation and conservation efforts? The National Park Service – Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program (NPS-RTCA) is here to help with planning, design, and technical expertise! JOIN an INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR on Thursday, January 27 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET | 12:00-1:30 p.m. PT to learn more about NPS-RTCA and the 2022 application process. Fill out THIS FORM to register for the webinar. Closed captioning will be provided during the session.  

NPS-RTCA is currently accepting applications for technical assistance on locally-led conservation and outdoor recreation projects. The program will assist communities and public land managers 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: January 13, 2022