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.

NEW! Local Recreation Grants Overview Brochures with details about the last three bond acts are now available!

Proposition 84
Proposition 40
 Proposition 12

150th Logo
California State Parks commemorates the 1864 establishment of the first state  park in the world.

During this 150th anniversary year, the Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) encourages local park agencies to participate in the anniversary and continue to share the legacy of providing park and recreation needs for communities throughout the state through grant program funding.

February 24, 2014 Letter from OGALS Chief to Local Park Partners

Grant Funds Available

Habitat Conservation Fund (HCF) Program Grant Awards for Fiscal Year 2014/2015 Announced (March 26, 2014)

HCF Program Grant Awards for Fiscal Year 2014/2015

News Release
      "State Parks Announces $2.2 Million in Local Projects"


Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

 The new LWCF Application Guide for Local Agencies is now available:

  Note: Page 38: Application Checklist Item #7, 6(f)(3) Boundary Map Checklist. Unfortunately the web-based tool to make the 6(f)(3) Boundary Map will not be available for applications submitted by the February 3, 2014 deadline. This tool will be available later this year for future funding cycles.  Please provide a 6(f)(3) Boundary Map with the required information listed in the 6(f)(3) Boundary Map Checklist.

  February 3, 2014:  Application deadline for Local Agency Applications

The new LWCF Application Guide for State Agencies is now available:

April 1, 2014: Application deadline for State Agency Applications

 The new LWCF Grant Administration Guide is now available:  


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.

OGALS Announces Operation and Maintenance Site Reviews

June 5, 2013 Letter to Grant Recipient

Frequently Asked Questions