What's New - on the 2000 Park Bond Act

April 2, 2001

2000 Parks Bond Act Program Status
The California Department of Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce important 2000 Parks Bond Act program dates. The Bond Act contains over $824 million in funding for local parks that will be distributed through a variety of programs. A brief description of each program or element follows:

  • Administrative Standards
    Public comments are now being accepted and public hearings are scheduled on the Draft Administrative Standards. The Administrative Standards establishes procedures that will be incorporated as appropriate into all of the 2000 Parks Bond Act grant programs administered by the Office of Grants and Local Services. Comments must be received by May 3, 2001. Please see Enclosure 1 for additional information.

  • Per Capita Program
    Allocations for the Per Capita Program are expected to be released on April 6, 2001 and will be posted on our web site. Also, public comments are now being accepted and public hearings are scheduled on the Draft Procedural Guidelines for the Per Capita Grant Program. Comments must be received by May 3, 2001. Please see Enclosure 1 for additional information. Copies of the final Procedural Guidelines will be available in May, 2001.

  • Urban Recreational and Cultural Centers, Museums, and Facilities for Wildlife or Environmental Education Program (Urban Recreation and Cultural Centers)
    Public comments are now being accepted and public hearings are scheduled on the Draft Procedural Guidelines for the Urban Recreation and Cultural Centers Grant Program. Comments must be received by May 3, 2001. You are also encouraged to provide proposed Urban Recreation and Cultural Centers Program projects to Members of the Legislature for their nomination. The Department must receive their nominations prior to July 1, 2001. This nomination process is unique to the Urban Recreation and Cultural Centers Program.
    Please see Whats New: Enclosure 1 and Whats New: Enclosure 2 for additional information.

  • Roberti-Z'berg-Harris Program
    The public comment period for the Draft Procedural Guidelines for the Roberti-Z'berg-Harris Grant Program will be from May 20 to June 28, 2001. Public Hearings are also scheduled. Please see Whats New: Enclosure 3 for additional information.

  • Non-Motorized Trails Program
    The DRAFT procedural guide for program is available for public comment. This is a competitive program for cities, counties, districts, local agencies formed for park purposes, other districts, and federally recognized California Indian tribes. Funds are to be used for the development, restoration, interpretation, improvement, rehabilitation, and enhancement of non-motorized trails for the purpose of increasing public enjoyment of trails and access to public areas by the use of trails.

Other Programs
Public comment periods and public hearings for the following programs will be set shortly. Projected final guidelines availability date and final filing date for the competitive programs follow:
  • Murray-Hayden (Urban Youth Services)
    Public Hearings will be held in the summer, 2001. Projected Procedural Guidelines availability September 2001. Final filing date May 1, 2002.

  • Riparian and Riverine
    Public Hearings will be held in the summer, 2001. Projected Procedural Guidelines availability October 2001. Final filing date February 1, 2002.

  • Zoos and Aquariums Public Hearings will be held in the summer, 2001. Projected Procedural Guidelines availability October 2001. Final filing date February 1, 2002.

We look forward to your comments on the Draft Procedural Guidelines for the Per Capita and Urban Recreation and Cultural Centers Grant Programs and the Administrative Standards. If you have any questions, please contact us at (916) 653-7423.

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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