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$548.3 Million in Grants Announced


California State Parks will be providing $548.3 million in grant funding to more than 100 communities to deliver new parks and advance the Newsom Administration’s “California Outdoors for All” initiative to enable all Californians to access parks and open space. 

Awarded through State Parks’ Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program, the competitive grant program creates new parks and new recreation opportunities in underserved communities across California. The latest set of awards were funded by $153 million approved by the California Legislature in the 2021-’22 state budget and $395.3 from the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68). To date, the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program has provided $1.16 billion to California’s communities in four rounds, including $368 million in grant funding from Proposition 84 (2006 Bond Act) Sustainable Communities and Climate Change Reduction program. 

Round 4 Highlights:

  • $2.42 billion in requests - 468 project applications
  • $548.3 million in grants – 112 grant projects
  • 50 new parks
  • 62 expansions/renovations of existing parks

We invite you to learn more about the grant program by exploring the links below.

In the photo gallery, filter by “Prop. 68 SPP" to view all 174 grant projects between Rounds 3 and 4! The gallery can be found here:www.parksforcalifornia.org/projects

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Final Application Guide:
Application Guide (July 1, 2020)
Use this guide to plan and submit the grant application.  The SPP Team is committed to give technical assistance.  Contact information is below.

 

 

  
Application Guide Updates

 

Grant Administration Guide_Competitive Grant Programs September 2020Administration Guide:
Administration Guide (September 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

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

  • Program History: This competitive program has had four rounds of funding to create new parks and new recreation opportunities in underserved communities across California.  Between all four rounds of funding:
    • $7.69 billion requested – 1,827 project applications
    • $1.16 billion in grants – 299 grant projects
      • 179 New Parks
      • 120 expansions/renovations of existing parks
  • 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).  Proposition 68 (2018 Bond Act) continues this program’s legacy.
  • On February 25, 2020 “Round Three” awards totaling $254.9 million were announced.  478 applications were received requesting $2.3 billion for the available $254.9 million in this round. 
  • Round 3 Grant Project Awards List
  • Comment Period Drafts