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 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 2.25.19 DraftDraft Administration Guide:
Draft Administration Guide (February 25, 2019)
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.  Revisions to this guide are being made based on the recent spring 2019 public comment period.  A new version will be posted here soon.



August 5, 2019 Application Deadline:

Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by August 5, 2019.  Use the address shown on page 1 of the Application Guide.

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 Criterion 3 Type of Project and Criteria 5, 7, 8, 9
Project Selection Criteria 1-2 and Community FactFinder
Activity Grants
Eligible Applicants, Project Selection Criterion 6 Partnerships
Forms: Resolution, Grant Scope/Estimate, Funding Sources, CEQA
Project Selection Criterion 4 Community Based Planning and Photos
Program Schedule, Project Timeline, and Applicant Capacity


 Comment Period Drafts