The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Advisory Committee will hold a brief conference call to evaluate a grant funding recommendation 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. July 10. The meeting is open to the public; interested parties may listen to the call in room 146 of the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer St NE, Suite C, Salem. On the agenda: the committee will evaluate a recommendation regarding RTP carry-over grant funds from previous grant cycles. View the detailed agenda online. The carry-over funds, about $600,000 in total, were originally slated for the 2019 grant cycle applicants. However, due to recent changes at the federal level, those carry-over funds need to be reallocated before federal changes take effect. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s (OPRD) recommendation is to award the carry-over funds to some 2018 projects that fell just below the funding threshold in that competitive year. That recommendation was approved by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission at its meeting last month. RTP is a federal aid assistance program administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). In Oregon, RTP grants support recreational trail development and are administered by OPRD. The RTP Advisory Committee serves to provide recommendations to OPRD on the annual awarding of RTP grants.