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.

  • “Aimed at” means that the measure must single out recreational infrastructure as its purpose, rather than providing funding for a range of infrastructure improvements.
  • “Improving and enhancing” means the funds approved by the measure must be directed towards capital outlay, as distinguished from operation and maintenance.

 

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 - July 2019

This guide will be used for RIRE Program projects administered by the Office of Grants and Local Services.  Public review and comment will be accepted through August 30, 2019.  Send comments via email to Stephanie.Schiechl@parks.ca.gov.

 

Draft RIRE Eligibility Memo - July 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.

 

Public Hearings Announcement - July-August 2019

Public Hearings to comment in-person on the Draft Procedural Guide and/or the Draft RIRE Eligibility Memo 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

August 30, 2019 – Public comment period ends

TBD – OGALS will send RIRE Eligibility Memo 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.