Grants and Local Services
The Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) administers grant programs funding local, state, and nonprofit organization projects.
Since 2000, OGALS has:
Administered 8,364 grants from 34 different grant programs.
Processed 12,771 grant payment requests totaling $1.8 billion.
Reviewed 5,148 grant applications from 45 competitive grant programs and cycles. Grant applications requested $6.1 billion in funding.
Currently OGALS administers 630 grant projects totaling $418 million.
Since 1964, over 7,400 parks have been created or improved through 20,000 grants administered by OGALS.
Grant Funds Available:
Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)
The new LWCF Application Guide for Local Agencies is now available:
PDF / DOC
Technical Assistance Workshops schedule is now available.
The next Local Agency Competitive Application deadline will be February 3, 2014.
The new LWCF Grant Administration Guide is now available:
PDF / DOC
Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Funding Update (Revised 10/21/2013)
Recently, the Governor signed legislation that creates the new Active Transportation Program (to be administered by Caltrans), and enables a portion of the RTP funding to remain with California State Parks. Of the remaining RTP funding, an allocation for non-motorized projects allows OGALS to resume its review of non-motorized RTP applications received on January 9, 2013. RTP non-motorized funding will provide approximately $1.47 million per year, in addition to approximately the same amount available for motorized projects (administered by the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division).
The next RTP Application Filing Deadline: Unknown, and no earlier than 2015
The current federal RTP funding source, MAP-21, expires September 30, 2014.
OGALS cannot announce a request for new applications until it can verify that a re-authorization of MAP-21 or a new authorization has been signed into law.
Habitat Conservation Fund - $2 million available for 2013. Application deadline was
October 1, 2013. More...