Recreational Infrastructure Revenue Enhancement (RIRE) Program: $37,000,000

Parks and Water Bond Act of 2018 (Proposition 68)

Recreational Infrastructure Revenue Enhancement (RIRE) Program: $37,000,000

Funds are available for local governmental agencies that have obtained voter approval between November 1, 2012, through November 30, 2018 for revenue enhancement measures aimed at improving and enhancing local or regional park infrastructure.  Funds will be awarded proportionally based on population, with a minimum award of $250,000.

 

Eligible Recipients

Local agencies that have obtained voter approval between November 1, 2012, through November 30, 2018, inclusive, for revenue enhancement measures aimed at improving and enhancing local or regional park infrastructure.

  • “Revenue enhancement measure” means the measure identifies a tax or fee that will fund the measure, or extends an existing tax or fee that was otherwise scheduled to expire.

  • “Aimed at” means that the measure must identity activities related to parks, and park-related lands and recreational infrastructure as its sole purpose, rather than providing funding for a range of park and non-park related improvements.

  • “Improving or enhancing local or regional park infrastructure” means that the measure authorizes the use of funds for capital outlay, as distinguished from operation and maintenance, and will make local or regional park infrastructure more valuable in quality, desirability, and attractiveness to users.

Eligible Projects

Funds must be spent on projects aimed at improving or enhancing local or regional park infrastructure for the purposes of the revenue enhancement measure.

 

Program Information:

Draft Procedural Guide for the RIRE Program - November 2019 

This guide will be used for RIRE Program projects administered by the Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS).  Public review and comment will be accepted through December 13, 2019.  Send comments via email to Stephanie.Schiechl@parks.ca.gov.

Draft RIRE Eligibility Solicitation Questionnaire - November 2019 

This memo provides information on the required documentation that local governmental agencies will need to submit to be eligible for an allocation under the program.


Summary of Changes to the RIRE Draft Procedural Guide and Eligibility Solicitation Questionnaire


Public Comment Period - Round One - Comments and Responses


Public Hearings Announcement - Round Two - December 2019   

Public Hearings to comment in-person on the Draft Procedural Guide and/or the Draft RIRE Eligibility Solicitation Questionnaire were held throughout the state. 

 

Rollout Schedule:

July 2019
Public hearings announced; Draft Procedural Guide and Draft Eligibility Memo made available for public comment.

July – August 2019 – Public Hearings - Round One.

August 30, 2019 – First public comment period ended.


November - December 2019 - Public Comment & Hearings - Round Two.


December 2019 -Public Hearings - Round Two.


December 13, 2019 - Second public comment period ends.

TBD – OGALS will send RIRE Eligibility Questionnaire to local agencies.

TBD – Recipients will have 30 days to respond.

TBD – OGALS will review the submittals, and inform applicants if they are, or are not eligible.

TBD – OGALS will publish a final version of the Procedural Guide, containing allocations for applicants that met the requirements of the program.