Per Capita Program

Parks and Water Bond Act of 2018 (Proposition 68)

Per Capita Program: $185,000,000

Funds are available for local park rehabilitation, creation, and improvement grants to local governments on a per capita basis. Grant recipients are encouraged to utilize awards to rehabilitate existing infrastructure and to address deficiencies in neighborhoods lacking access to the outdoors.

Urban County Per Capita: $13,875,000

These funds will be available for Per Capita grants to cities and districts in urbanized counties (a county with a population of 500,000 or more) providing park and recreation services within jurisdictions of 200,000 or less in population.  An entity eligible to receive funds under this subdivision shall also be eligible to receive funds available under the General Per Capita Program (PRC §80061(b).

Rollout Schedule:

The allocation determination and notification process has been temporarily suspended.  All eligible applicants will be notified and this webpage will be updated once allocations have been determined.  Until allocations are determined, resolutions and applications should not be submitted to OGALS.

Per Capita Program - Frequently Asked Questions (updated 12/3/19)

List of all questionnaire recipients

Per Capita Match Calculator


Per Capita Program Procedural Guide March 2019March 2019: Draft Procedural Guide for the Per Capita Program - March 2019 Draft
This guide will be used for Per Capita projects administered by the Office of Grants and Local Services through the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018.  Please note that Community Access Projects will no longer be allowed.  Deadlines for the resolution and other application documents will be adjusted upon release of the final guide.  Comments may be sent via e-mail to or in person at a public hearing.


Public Hearings Announcement April/May 2019March 2019: Public Hearings Announcement (April - May 2019)