The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program (RTCA) is a community assistance branch of the National Park Service. RTCA supports community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects. In Alaska, RTCA staff provide technical assistance to communities so they can conserve rivers, preserve open space, and develop trails and greenways.
Applications for assistance are due by August 1 annually. Assistance is provided for one year, beginning on October 1, and may be renewed for a second year upon request. Project selection is announced in early November.