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Cooperating Associations Standard Agreement
Each association has a standard agreement or "contract" with California State Parks to govern the relationship between the state and the association. Copies of this contract are available on the links below:

Standard Contract
Note: Abdoe Reader 9.4 or later is needed to properly view the standard cooperating association contract. Adobe Reader is may be downloaded at (Note, unless you have the commercial Adobe Acrobat program you will not be able to save a copy of the completed contract after it has been filled out.)

Please contact the Cooperating Associations Program Manager at to receive a cooperating association agreement number before completing the Cooperating Association Standard Agreement.

Standard Cooperating AssociationContract 2015
cooperating association standard agreement 12-01-2015.pdf

Contract Instructions 8-14.pdf

Exhibit C, General Terms and Conditions
General Terms and Conditions (GTCs)
Contractor Certification Clauses (CCCs)

Exhibit D, Insurance Requirements
Insurance Requirements 2-11.pdf

Exhibit E, Annual Report
Exhibit E DPR 973 rev 2-11.pdf

Exhibit F, Licensed Trademarks
Logo License 10-19-2010 Final.pdf

Cooperating Associations Annual Report
Each cooperating submits an annual report that is due on May 31st.  The annual report form and related information may be accessed from the following link:
 Cooperating Association Annual Report Instructions ( Please read this prior to filling out the form.)
 Cooperating Association Annual Report.xls

Certificate of Insurance
The insurance certificate (an ACORD form or similar insurance certificate) must show general liability insurance amounts at a minimum of $1 million per occurrence, and $2 million combined general aggregate.

An insurance certificate must also contain the following required endorsements:

    1. The insurer will not cancel the policy without 30 days prior written notice to the State, except in cases of nonpayment of premiums in which instance the insurer shall give the state ten (10) days written notice prior to the effective date of cancellation.
    2. The State of California, its officers, agents, employees and servants are included as additional insured, but only insofar as the operations under this agreement are concerned.

      Submit one copy of a certificate of insurance with each contract package.

Special Event Permit
Special Event Permit (DPR246)
Special Event Permit Suppliment (DPR246a)

Cooperating Association Awards:
The cooperating associations program includes two major awards that are given to cooperating associaitons.  Complimentary Passes are given to individual board members who have served for one year or more on the board of an associaiton.  Complimentary passes may be ordered by state park personnel pursuant to Department Notice #97-42.
Document Request (DPR145)

Application - Dewitt Award for Partnership
Dewitt Award for Partnership (Excel)
Dewitt Award for Partnership (PDF)
For official department policy and department notices regarding use of the above forms go to the Policies and Guidelines section of this website.