August 2001 Program Update
Grants and Local Services

The California Department of Parks and Recreation is pleased to provide you with the August 2001 update on the status of 2000 Bond Act Programs administered by the Office of Grants and Local Services:

Riparian and Riverine Habitat Grant Program. A public comment period on the Draft Riparian and Riverine Habitat Grant Program Procedural Guidelines opened on Wednesday, August 8, 2001. Two public hearings are scheduled.

Public hearings on the Draft Procedural Guidelines are scheduled in Sacramento on Monday, August 20, 2001 in the Resources Building Auditorium, 1416 Ninth Street, and in San Diego on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 in the McCoy House in Old Town San Diego Historic Park. Staff will make a short presentation on the program at 10 A.M. with the public hearing starting at 10:30 A.M. Prior to arrival at the public hearings, persons with disabilities who need assistance should contact Mr. Dave Smith at (916) 651-8576. Public comments on the Draft Procedural Guidelines were accepted starting on Wednesday, August 8, 2001 and ending at 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 12, 2001. Comments may be submitted by US Mail at the above address, by fax at (916) 653-6511, by email to dsmith@parks.ca.gov or at the above mentioned public hearings. Copies of the Draft Guidelines are available at this web site on the program description page at this web site, or a hardcopy can be requested by calling (916) 653-7423.

The final Procedural Guidelines will be available in October 2001. Project applications must be received by 5:00 P.M. on, or postmarked no later than February 1, 2002.

For more information, please visit the program description page or call Mr. Dave Smith at (916) 651-8576 or email at dsmith@parks.ca.gov

Murray-Hayden (Urban Youth Services) Grant Program. Public hearings and a public comment period on the Draft Procedural Guidelines are scheduled from mid-August through mid-September 2001. It is expected that the final Procedural Guidelines will be available in the Fall of 2001. Project Applications must be received by 5:00 P.M. on, or postmarked no later than May 1, 2002. Approximately $50 million is available for this program.

For more information, please visit the program description pageon this web site or call Ms. Deborah Viney at (916) 651-8572 or by email at dvine@parks.ca.gov.

Roberti-Z'berg-Harris (RZH) Grant Program. The final Procedural Guidelines and the response to Public Comments for all three components of the RZH Grant Program are available on the Office's web site. Also, the Block Grant and Competitive Programs guidelines have been mailed to all eligible applicants. The final filing date for competitive applications is November 1, 2001.

Eligible entities in urbanized areas may compete for approximately $4 million. Eligible entities in nonurbanized areas may compete for approximately $30 million. Project applications for the RZH need basis competitive grants must be received by 5:00 P.M. on, or postmarked no later than November 1, 2001. Copies of the Guidelines are available on the program description page or a hardcopy can be requested by calling (916) 653-7423.

For more information, please visit the program description pageon this web site or call Mr. Michael Seaman at (916) 651-8577 or email at mseam@parks.ca.gov.

Urban Recreational and Cultural Centers, Museums, and Facilities for Wildlife or Environmental Education Grant Program (URCC) . Program guidelines and application packages for the Urban Recreational and Cultural Centers, Museums and Facilities for Wildlife Education or Environmental Education Grant Program (URCC) were mailed to all eligible nominees. More than 460 projects were nominated requesting grant funding in excess of $410 million. Approximately $8 million is available for this program. This will be a very competitive grant program.

URCC project application packages from eligible nominees must be received by 5:00 P.M. on, or postmarked no later than November 1, 2001. No exceptions will be made.

For more information, please visit the program description pageon this web site or call Ms. Jennifer Buckingham at (916) 653-8776 or email at jbuck@parks.ca.gov

Dr. Paul Chaffee Zoological Grant Program. Public hearings and a public comment period will be held in the summer of 2001. It is projected that the final Procedural Guidelines will be available in October 2001. Project applications must be received by 5:00 P.M. on, or postmarked no later than February 1, 2002.

For more information, please visit the program description page at this web site or call Ms. Julie Malm at (916) 651-8574 or email at jmalm@parks.ca.gov

We encourage all grantees to conduct public events, such as check presentations, ground breaking ceremonies, and ribbon cutting events, to let the public know how 2000 Bond Act funds are being used. Please advise the Office of Grants and Local Services of events you have planned. The Department would be pleased to participate in your event whenever possible.

California State Parks
Office of Grants & Local Services
PO Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

TEL 916-653-7423
FAX 916-653-6511
localservices@parks.ca.gov

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