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Urban Park Act of 2001

 Urban Park Act 2001 Grant Program Funded Projects

Program Intent:
The Urban Park Act of 2001 will finance the acquisition and development of parks, recreation areas, and facilities in neighborhoods currently least served by park and recreation providers.  These neighborhoods are often the same areas that suffer most from high unemployment and destructive or unlawful conduct by youth.  The Urban Park Act program will also encourage community participation in, and responsibility for, new urban parks, new recreational or mulitipupose facilities.  These facilities will provide safe recreational opportunities for children, positive outlets for youth, the special recreational and social needs of senior citizen, and other urban poplulation groups.

 Technical Assistance Information:
2003 Urban Park Act FAQ's                 PDF DOC | WORD DOC
Fidelity Bond FAQ's                               PDF DOC | WORD DOC
Three-bid Process FAQ's                    PDF DOC | WORD DOC
Suggested Information Sources
Text of AB 1481, Frommer                   PDF DOC Only

The Urban Park Act of 2001 Procedural Guide is now available:
Copies of the procedural guide can be obtained by calling (916) 653-7423 or by clicking on the following links. 

Eligible applicants:

      Heavily urbanized counties (population of 500,000 or more and
         density of at least 1,100 persons per sq. mile) [Note: Heavily 
         urbanized counties include the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, 
         Los Angeles, Orange, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, and 
         Santa Clara]. 

       Cities, districts, as defined, and joint powers authorities located 
          in a heavily urbanized county. 

       Cities with a population of 100,000 or more that are not in a heavily 
          urbanized county [Note: cities with a population of 100,000 or more 
          that are not in a heavily urbanized county include the cities of 
          Bakersfield, Chula Vista, Corona, Escondido, Fairfield, Fontana, 
          Fresno, Modesto, Moreno Valley, Oceanside, Ontario, Oxnard, 
          RanchoCucamonga, Riverside, Salinas, San Bernardino, 
          San Buenaventura, San Diego, Santa Rosa, Simi Valley, Stockton, 
          Thousand Oaks, and Vallejo].

        Non-profit organizations in all of the above.

‘‘District’’ means a regional park district, regional park and open-space district, or regional open-space district formed pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 5500) of Chapter 3, or a recreation and park district formed pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 5780) of the Public Resources Code.

Eligible projects: Acquisition or development, or both, of property for new urban parks or new recreational or multipurpose facilities.

Funds Available:

New Application Filing Date:  January 15, 2004

Match Requirement
: Applicants that provide a commitment for matching contributions will be more competitive in this program.

Comments received during public comment period.
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