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 activities.

  • “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 - January 2020

This guide will be used for RIRE Program projects administered by the Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS).  Public review and comment period ended December 13, 2019. 

RIRE Eligibility Solicitation Questionnaire - January 2020 

This Memorandum 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 RIRE Public Hearings Comments and Responses

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


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

 

Rollout Schedule:

The eligibility and allocation determinations, along with the notification process has been temporarily suspended.  All respondents to the RIRE Eligibility Questionnaire will be notified and this website will be updated once we are able to make such determinations.