LWCF Local Agency Competitive Programs - Application Process

The next application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2022.

Application Workshops will occur:

  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Visit our Eventbrite Page to RSVP for one of the workshop dates above.

Questions about the competitive process can be directed to your competitive OGALS Project Officer.


The 2020 Application Guide will be used for this application cycle.  PDF / DOCX



Coming Soon:

  • LWCF Technical Assistance Updates for the 2022 Competitive Round.  This document is designed to be used in conjunction with the 2020 Application Guide.

Application Requirements:

Local Agency Competitive Program:
  1. Application Form for Local Agency Competitive Program (Revised September 2021)  
  2. Resolution for Local Agency Competitive Program
State Agency Pro Rata Competitive Funds:
  1. Application Form for State Agency Pro Rata Competitive Program (Revised September 2021)
  2. Certification Letter
All Applicants:
  1. Application Eligibility Chart (Revised September 2021)
  2. Grant Scope-Cost Estimate Form (Revised September 2021)
  3. Pre-Award Planning Costs Form (Revised September 2021)
  4. Funding Sources Form (Revised September 2021)
  5. CEQA Compliance Certification Form (Revised September 2021)
  6. Application and Revision Form (A&R), replaces the prior Proposal Description-Environmental Screening Form (PD/ESF).  The new A&R Form must be used for this cycle.  Contact your competitve OGALS Project Officer to obtain a form by email.
  7. Federal Categorical Exclusions Resource (Revised September 2021)
  8. Detailed Budget Narrative (NEW – Checklist Item #21)
  9. LWCF Boundary Map Instructions and Sample (Revised September 2021)
  10. Rate of Reimbursement, Match, and Grant Request Range Guidance

The Community FactFinder Tool and Park Access Tool are both located on the Parks for All Californians webpage.

Section 106 Process:  Not required at the time of application.

Section 106 will only be required after an application is selected for funding.  OGALS will inform which applicants should start the Section 106 process after an application is selected for funding.

Section 106 Instructions



Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP) 

ORLP is a National competitive grant program under the LWCF program.  For more information on ORLP, please visit Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) Program