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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 “Program Overview” in the Application Guide for more information.

Next Steps:

  1. New Draft Application Guide: The Application Guide explains applicant and project eligibility, application requirements, and competitive Project Selection Criteria.
    • 30-day review period started October 2, 2018.
    • Comments about the Draft Application Guide can be e-mailed October 2, 2018 - November 9, 2018.
    • Please use the format below and e-mail comments to Program Manager and Supervisor

      Guide Page #
      Recommendation/Comment   Reason


    • Draft Application Guide Review Sessions - Click this link for the dates and locations of five review sessions.:  Program experts will present the Draft Application Guide with question and answer discussions.  Please review the guide in advance.  These are informative sessions only, and not public hearings; formal comments may be e-mailed as described above. To attend, please send an RSVP e-mail to  Include the location and date that you will attend.
    • Public Hearings: After the 30-day review period, a Public Hearing will occur in northern, central, and southern California during the first week of November.  Program experts will present the draft Application Guide with question and answer discussions.  Please review the guide in advance.  Participants can give in-person comments about the Draft Application Guide.  To attend, please send a RSVP e-mail to  Include the location and date that you will attend.

            Comments can also be e-mailed (see 1. above) instead of attending a public hearing.

    • Final Application Guide: Will be posted here by December 2018 or January 2019.

    • 2019 Application Workshops: The Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) will conduct over fifteen Application Workshops throughout California in early 2019.  The schedule will be posted here by January 2019.

    • Summer 2019 Applications Due: A specific due date for sending applications will be posted here once the Application Guide is finalized.
    • Awards for the $254,942,000: Will be announced by winter 2019.

Schedule of Review Sessions and Public Hearings  

Review Period Draft Documents

Comments on these drafts can be emailed until November 9, 2018. See step 1 above.

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