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California State Parks Seeking Public Comment on New Program Aimed at Helping Underserved Communities Connect to the Outdoors

Friday, January 22, 2021

California State Parks is seeking public feedback on draft guidelines for $19 million in outdoor program grants to create new or expand access to outdoor programs in underserved communities. Input from the public will help State Parks establish a new grant program - the Outdoor Equity Grant Program - in support of providing equitable access to all Californians.

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A Reminder to Recreate Responsibly During MLK Weekend and Amidst the Ongoing Pandemic

Thursday, January 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California State Parks and the USDA Forest Service (Forest Service) invite Californians to do their part to ensure safe and healthy outdoor experiences during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend and amidst the ongoing pandemic. Simple actions such as staying local, planning ahead, and following social distancing guidelines, can increase the outdoor experience for everyone. Additionally, recreating responsibly helps ensure that expanded access to recreational facilities, services and opportunities continues -- day use areas of national forests and state parks currently open to the public remain open for the health and welfare of Californians.

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California State Parks Announces Application Workshops for Rural and Regional Park Grants

Monday, December 21, 2020

California State Parks is offering virtual application workshops to help local agencies and non-profit organizations prepare for a combined $46.2 million in funding for two new competitive statewide grant programs. The online application workshops will take place starting Jan. 12, 2021 through Feb. 4, 2021 for the Regional Park and the Rural Recreation and Tourism programs. The application deadline to propose projects for both programs is Nov. 5, 2021 by 5 p.m. PST.

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State and Federal Officials Advise Outdoor Enthusiasts to Recreate Responsibly in the Great Outdoors This Thanksgiving Weekend

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— With the Thanksgiving holiday weekend approaching, California State Parks, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)), and California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)advise outdoor enthusiasts to recreate responsibly by being prepared, flexible and respectful when venturing into the outdoors. With many activities limited during the COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor public spaces have been essential to many Californians. As a result, high visitation surges are expected this desert season, including over Thanksgiving weekend.

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California State Parks Announces $37 Million in Proposition 68 Recreational Infrastructure Revenue Enhancement Allocations

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) today announced $37 million in allocations to 30 agencies under the Proposition 68 Recreational Infrastructure Revenue Enhancement (RIRE) Grant Program. This non-competitive grant program provides funding to local government agencies that passed local ballot revenue enhancement measures between Nov. 1, 2012, through Nov. 30, 2018, aimed at improving and enhancing local or regional park infrastructure. RIRE funds are proportionally allocated based on the population of the voting area.

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Division of Boating and Waterways Offers Grants to Help Keep California’s Waterways Clean - $1.17 million available for the deployment of floating restrooms

Monday, November 23, 2020

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting grant applications from public government agencies for the purchase and deployment of floating restrooms on California waterways. Interested applicants should review the grant guidelines and submit a grant application to DBW by 5 p.m. (PST) Friday, Dec. 11, 2020.

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