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2015 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor
Recreation Plan (SCORP) - Now Available


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

  HCF Application Deadline is October 1, 2015

  LWCF Application Deadline is February 3, 2016 for Local Agency Applications

  LWCF Application Deadline is on hold (to be determined) for State Agency Applications

  RTP Application Deadline was September 15, 2015

Program Updates

  HCF Awards Announced (May 27, 2015)

  LWCF Awards Announced (May 27, 2015)

  Youth Soccer and Recreation Development Program 2 - More information will be forthcoming  (July 14, 2015)


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

During the 150th anniversary year (2014), the Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) encouraged local park agencies to participate in the anniversary and to 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

  Proposition 84 Brochure Available (February 7, 2014)

  Proposition 40 Brochure Available (February 7, 2014)

  Proposition 12 Brochure Available (February 7, 2014)

Policy Updates

  Drought State of Emergency (March 25, 2014)