Call for FY ’07 Project Applications: Due Date is August 1, 2006!
The National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA) announces a call for projects that would like to apply for planning assistance in FY2007 (October 2006 – September 2007). The guidelines for applying, which include the criteria for project selection can be obtained through this link: www.nps.gov/ncrc/programs/rtca/contactus/applicationguidelines.pdf.
RTCA seeks projects that will create networks of trails, parks, rivers, greenways and open spaces as well as projects that help National Park Service areas with gateway and adjacent natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation issues. Applicants may be nonprofit organizations; community groups; tribes or tribal governments; and local, state or federal government agencies.
Typical RTCA assistance includes help in building partnerships to achieve community-set goals, assessing resources, developing concept plans, engaging public participation and identifying potential sources of funding. RTCA often acts as a catalyst to help assemble the necessary pieces to achieve on-the-ground conservation success. RTCA helps identify what types of aid a partner needs and either supplies or locates sources for the assistance. RTCA does not directly provide funding grants. To read more about the program, please visit www.nps.gov/rtca/.
It is recommended that potential applicants contact one of the Texas Field Office staff members to discuss the project in advance of preparing the application.
Marta de la Garza Newkirk