Statewide Park Program (SPP) - Round 3: $254,942,000 Awarded

Statewide Park Program (SPP) - Round 3: $254,942,000 awarded for 62 projects!

Round 3 Grant Announcement Update: 478 applications were received requesting $2.3 billion for the available $254.9 million in this round. The average grant request statewide was $4.8 million, and the average grant amount was $4.1 million.

Parks for California ScreenshotTo view the 62 grant projects:
Click "Photos of SPP Grant Projects". Use the "Filter by Prop. 68 SPP" to view the new list of 62 grant projects from this current round.

Round 3 Grant Project Awards List

April 29, 2020 Updates (Questions and Answers)


This competitive program will create new parks and new recreation opportunities in underserved communities across California.  Assembly Bill 31, which created the SPP, was signed into law on September 30, 2008.  SPP statute is found in Public Resources Code §§5640 through 5653.  Funding for the grant program was first made available through the Proposition 84 (2006 Bond Act) Sustainable Communities and Climate Change Reduction chapter (Public Resources Code § 75065 (b) (1-5).    Prop. 84 funded two rounds.  Under the two Prop. 84 rounds, $2.9 billion was requested for $368 million in funding.  Over one hundred new parks were created and twenty existing parks were improved throughout California.

Proposition 68 (2018 Bond Act) continues this program’s legacy. 

On February 25, 2020 “Round Three” awards totaling $254.9 million were announced.  An additional $395.3 million will be available in a future round(s).

Please see the Application Guide for more information.

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Final Application Guide:
Application Guide (January 22, 2019)
Use this guide to plan and submit the grant application.  The SPP Team is committed to give technical assistance.  Contact information is below.


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Application Workshops Schedule
A series of fifteen Application Workshops were held statewide through March 1, 2019.  Over 500 participants received technical assistance at the workshops to prepare for the August 5, 2019 application deadline. 


Grant Administration Guide_Competitive Grant Programs May 2020 Administration Guide:
Administration Guide (May 2020)
The Administration Guide will be used for grant projects that are selected for funding when grant awards are announced.  It includes a sample grant agreement, the payment process, and accounting/record keeping requirements.  


  Technical Assistance Documents

SPP Technical Assistance Contacts

For technical assistance, applicants are encouraged to send questions to the “Competitive Grant Application/Pre-Award” Project Officer based on the county where the project is located.  Please use this link:  List of Competitive Application Project Officers by County  

 Comment Period Drafts