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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION

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News Release


For Immediate Release: 2/21/2017

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California State Parks Announces Application Deadline for the Outdoor Environmental Education Facilities Grant Program

Contact: Dennis Weber  I  Dennis.Weber@parks.ca.gov  I  (916) 651-8724

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks’ Office of Grants and Local Services announced that it is accepting applications for the Outdoor Environmental Education Facilities Grant Program. The application due date is Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. 

This competitive grant program will provide approximately $10 million for the development of public outdoor structures and exhibits that facilitate outdoor environmental education learning. Local agencies, recreation districts, and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Interested applicants may view the application requirements and guidelines online on the department’s website at http://www.parks.ca.gov/grants

Technical assistance workshops will be held throughout the state this spring to further assist interested applicants. Registration is encouraged. To RSVP for a workshop, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OEEFworkshop. Workshop details can be found below:

Workshops

Outdoor Environmental Education Facilities Grant Program

Date and Time

Location

Tuesday, March 14

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Folsom

Folsom Rotary Clubhouse

7150 Baldwin Dam Road, Folsom

Tuesday, March 21

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Rancho Cucamonga

Goldy S. Lewis Community Center

11200 Base Line Rd., Rancho Cucamonga

Wednesday, March 22

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Torrance

Madrona Marsh Nature Center

3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance

Thursday, March 23

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

San Diego

Copley-Price YMCA

4300 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego

Tuesday, March 28

9:30 am – 11 a.m.

Oakland

Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 3

1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland

Wednesday, March 29

9:30 am – 11 a.m.

Fresno

Alfonso Hernandez Jr. Building

at Dickey Youth Center

1515 E. Divisadero Street, Fresno

The Outdoor Environmental Education Facilities Grant Program is set forth in §5004.5 of the Public Resources Code and the California Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks, and Coastal Protection Act of 2002 as set forth in §5096.600 through §5096.683 of the Public Resources Code.

For more information on the Office of Grants and Local Services, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/grants. You can also follow the Office of Grants and Local Services on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/caparksgrants.




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California State Parks Mission

To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high quality outdoor recreation.