Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program
This competitive grant program creates new parks and new recreation opportunities in underserved communities across California.
January 2023 Update - Round 5 is postponed
- Round 5 applications will not be due in 2023. More information about a Round 5 timeline will be posted here once available. Please sign up for email updates to be notified when more information is available.
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.
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
- Best Practices
- Competitive Chart
- Methods for Community Based Planning (2008 to 2019 examples)
- Community FactFinder
- Community FactFinder Handbook
- Video of Community FactFinder Tip
- Lease Agreements and Turnkey Projects
- Fillable Application Forms (including Outline for Project Selection Criteria Response)
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
- 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.
- Round 4 Highlights
- $2.42 billion in requests - 468 project applications
- $548.3 million in grants – 112 grant projects (50 new parks and 62 expansions/renovations of existing parks)
- 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.
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