The following technical assistance was given to applicants in addition to the April 1, 2009, Application Guide.
Round Two Technical Assistance FAQ
Combine use of the Application Guide with this document.
Features tips and Round One lessons-learned for applicants.
Community Fact Finder Process Tool Kit
Review the entire radius for acreage that should be added or removed.
Send acreage additions or removals ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Create your Fact Finder Report with the push-pin needle-tip (radius origin)
inserted on the project site, not outside of the project site boundaries.
Technical Assistance Workshop Schedule
OGALS held technical assistance workshops throughout the state starting February, 2011, for over 300 attendees.
The April 1, 2009 Statewide Park Program Application Guide is the culmination of extensive statewide outreach and participation through public comment periods that began on December 1, 2008 and ended on March 11, 2009. OGALS held nine heavily attended public hearings throughout California and received more than four-hundred comments at these hearings and through emails and letters.
The following information provides legislation and public comment period resources used for the development of the final April 1, 2009 Application Guide.
December 1, 2008 through March 11, 2009 public comment period resources
The following resouces were available during the public comment periods.
1. The new draft Application Guide dated February 17, 2009 (Clean version)
2. The new draft Application Guide dated February 17, 2009. (Strike-through version showing changes made to the December 1, 2008, draft.)
3. The beta version of the "California State Parks Community Fact Finder" cited in the draft Application Guide.
4. Application Guide comments and OGALS’ responses generated through the December 1, 2008 through January 16, 2009 public comment period.
a. Comments and responses for Section I, II, and III, pages 1-22 of the December 1, 2008 Application Guide.
b. Comments and responses for Section IV, Project Selection Criteria # 1 and # 2, pages 24-27 of the December 1, 2008 Application Guide.
c. Comments and responses for Section IV, Project Selection Criteria # 3 and # 4, pages 28-33 of the December 1, 2008 Application Guide.
d. Comments and responses for Section IV, Project Selection Criteria # 5 through # 9, pages 34-40 of the December 1, 2008 Application Guide.
e. Comments and responses for Section IV, technical assistance, and V, definitions, pages 41-51 of the December 1, 2008 Application Guide, and general comments about the program.
Draft Guidelines used for the December 1, 2008, through January 16, 2009, Public Comment Period:
Draft Application Guide (December 1, 2008 Draft)
Draft Grant Administration Guide
Statewide Park Act (AB31) text
AB 31 (De Leon) which created the Statewide Park Program was signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger on September 30, 2008. Funding for the grant program was made available through the Sustainable Communities and Climate Change Reduction chapter in Proposition 84. (Public Resources Code § 75065 (b) (1-5).
Governor Press Conference AB 31