The National Park Service is still accepting applications for the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP), a nationally competitive grant program funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The ORLP offers grants specifically to help create and improve state and local parks and other outdoor recreation areas, particularly in underinvested communities. A total of $40 million of funding is available. Applications are due by July 10. Apply now.
Applications are now being accepted for grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Public outdoor recreation projects sponsored by city, county, township and tribal governments are eligible to receive the grant money. The Land and Water Conservation Fund provides up to 50 percent reimbursement for approved outdoor recreation projects. Grants will be awarded for development or renovation of public outdoor recreation facilities or the acquisition of park land. The grants will be awarded to projects seeking at least $10,000. The application deadline is Sept. 15, 2020. LWCF funds are federal dollars that are apportioned to states by Congress to fund public outdoor recreation projects. Application packets are available on the Game, Fish and Parks website.
The SDPRA Activities Branch will host weekly online meetings on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Central / 9 a.m. Mountain Time through at least July 2. The meetings will allow members to compare policies and provide updates of how each community is responding to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Current SDPRA members will receive an email early the week of the meeting with the login information. Update: the June 25 meeting has been cancelled.
The Play and Youth Sports grant, funded through a collaboration between NRPA and the Walt Disney Company, is now seeking applications of interest. The grant will provide park and recreation professionals with funding, support and a peer network to increase access and re-imagine the delivery of play and youth sports. The grant will support both a park improvement project and the development of a Community Play Report. Grant amounts are $26,000 to $66,000 per project. Applications of Interest are due May 8. Learn more by logging into your NRPA Account.