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Statewide Park Program (SPP) - Round 3: $254,942,000 to be awarded

Statewide Park Program (SPP) - Round 3: $254,942,000 to be awarded

This competitive program will create new parks and new recreation opportunities in underserved communities across California.  Please see the “Program Overview” in the Draft Application Guide for more information.

Next Steps:

  1. Additional review and comment period through December 31, 2018The new Draft Application Guide shows changes to the October 2 through November 1, 2018 Public Review Period Draft.  Schedule of Review Sessions and Public Hearings

Clean version of new Draft Application Guide with new text shown in green font.

Strikethrough version of new Draft Application Guide showing deletions from the prior Draft Application Guide.

Comments from October 2 through November 9, 2018.

  Comments on the new Draft Application Guide posted above may be emailed to and by December 31, 2018.

  1. Final or Revised Application Guide: Will be posted here by January 2019. 

  2. Application Workshops: The Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) will conduct over fifteen Application Workshops throughout California in early 2019.  The schedule will be posted here by January 2019.

  3. Applications Due by Summer 2019: A specific due date for sending applications will be posted here once the Application Guide is finalized.

  4. Awards for the $254,942,000: Will be announced by the end of the 2019 calendar year.


Draft Technical Assistance Documents


SPP Technical Assistance Contacts

Program experts by topic are listed below. Other SPP questions can be sent to any of these competitive program experts:
Site Control: Acquisition/Lease/Turnkey Projects
Project Selection Criteria 3 Type of Project and Criteria 5, 7, 8, 9
Project Selection Criteria 1-2 and Community FactFinder
Activity Grants
Eligible Applicants, Project Selection Criteria 6 Partnerships
Forms: Resolution, Grant Scope/Estimate, Funding Sources, CEQA
Project Selection Criteria 4 Community Based Planning and Photos
Program Schedule, Project Timeline, and Applicant Capacity