Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

The LWCF is a federal grant program through the National Park Service, administered by the MO Department of Natural Resources. The purpose of the program is to promote outdoor recreation. The program is a matching grant program – the grant covers 45% of the total project cost and the project sponsor covers 55%. Cities, counties and school districts are all eligible. For more information on grant cycle and guidelines, click here.

Recreational Trails Program (RTP)

The RTP is a federal grant program through the Federal Highway Administration, administered by the MO Department of Natural Resources. The purpose of the program is to promote recreational trails. The program is a matching grant program. For more information on grant cycle and guidelines, click here and go to the middle of the page.