Regional Park Program

Intent

Competitive grants will create, expand, or improve regional parks and regional park facilities.

Please see the Draft Application Guide for more information.

This is a Proposition 68 (2018 Bond Act) program found in Public Resources Code §80065(a).

Draft Application Guide

Comment Period ends November 29, 2019

September 1, 2019 started the public review period of the draft guidelines.  This first review and comment period of the draft guidelines will remain open from September 1, 2019 through November 29, 2019.  Comments may be e-mailed to Natalie.Bee@parks.ca.gov, Supervisor, Regional Park Program.

Public Hearings

The public hearings included a section by section discussion of the draft Application Guide.  Participants shared their comments about the draft Application Guide at the public hearings.

Santa Barbara County
Tuesday, November 5 / 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
112 W Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, CA  93101

San Bernardino County
Wednesday, November 6 / 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Prado Regional Park Multi-Purpose Meeting RM
16700 Euclid Ave.
Chino, CA  91708

Sacramento County
Friday, November 8 / 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sacramento County Dept of Regional Parks Community Room
10361 Rockingham Dr., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95827

Santa Clara County
Wednesday, November 13 / 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Bascom Branch Library
1000 S. Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA  95128

Fresno County
Thursday, November 14 / 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fresno County Health and Wellness Center in Training Room D
1925 E. Dakota Ave.
Fresno, CA  93726

Eligible Projects

  • Acquisition for new or enhanced public access and use
  • Development to create or renovate:
    • Trails, with preference given to multiuse trails over single-use trails
    • Regional sports complexes
    • Visitor and interpretive facilities
    • Other types of recreation and support facilities in regional parks

Eligible Applicants

  • Counties
  • Regional Park Districts, Regional Open-Space Districts, and Open-Space Authorities formed pursuant to Public Resources Code Division 26 (commencing with Section 35100)
  • Joint Powers Authorities where at least one of the members is otherwise eligible on this list
  • Nonprofit organizations qualified to do business in California and qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Program Amount

$23,125,000 upon appropriation by the legislature. Funding is currently not available.

Next Steps

  1.  A Public Hearing schedule will be posted on this web page this September 2019.
  2.  Applications will not be due in 2019.  An application due date will be announced here after the Application Guide is finalized.
  3.  Application Workshops will be offered statewide in 2020.

Technical Assistance Contacts

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