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California State Parks Announces Grant Opportunity to Fund Projects Near Military Bases to Acquire and/or Develop Lands for Public Outdoor Recreation

California State Parks today announced a grant opportunity to fund projects near military bases to acquire, or acquire and develop, lands for public outdoor recreation, and increase resilience to climate change through recreation. A total of $40 million is available, nationwide, from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) grant program. Eligible applicants include cities, counties, state agencies, and park districts and special districts with authority to acquire, operate and maintain public park and recreation areas.

California State Parks Recommends $35.6M for Land and Water Conservation Funds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks today announced recommendations to the National Park Service (NPS) for $35.6 million in Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants for 16 local park projects. Funding would provide public agencies with the ability to acquire land and/or develop recreational amenities such as playgrounds, sports fields and courts, exercise stations, dog and skate parks.

California State Parks Opens Application Period for Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program Grants

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California State Parks is now accepting applications from public entities to provide outdoor recreational experiences to their communities through the federal Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) Program. In the seventh round of this competitive grant program, a total of approximately $224.1 million is available nationwide for communities with limited or no access to publicly available, close-by, outdoor recreation opportunities. Up to $15 million can be requested per project.

Division of Boating and Waterways Offers Floating Restroom Grants to Help Keep California’s Waterways Clean

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is accepting grant applications from government agencies for the purchase and deployment of floating restrooms on California’s waterways with limited landside access. A million in federal and state funding is available for approximately four Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant floating restrooms. Interested applicants to the Floating Restroom Grant Program are encouraged to review the grant guidelines and submit a grant application to DBW by 5 p.m. PST, Monday, Nov. 13, 2023.

Division of Boating and Waterways Provides $18.8 Million in Grants to Keep California’s Waterways Clean and Safe

California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways(DBW) has awarded $18.8 million to public entities to provide clean and safe waterways for California’s recreational community. Funding will be used to prevent the further spread of quagga and zebra mussels in freshwater bodies, discourage the illegal disposal of unwanted vessels and purchase search-and-rescue equipment for law enforcement entities.

State Parks Awards $33.5 Million in Grants for Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California State Parks’ Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division today announced $33.5 million in grants to further provide environmentally friendly and safe off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation opportunities for Californians. One hundred local and federal agencies, districts, and nonprofit organizations were awarded funding for 146 projects that help maintain OHV trails and/or for motorized access to non-motorized recreation, educate the public on responsible recreation, protect wildlife and property including natural and cultural resources, and restore/repair habitat damaged from illegal or legal OHV use.

California State Parks Announces Application Period for the Outdoor Equity Grants Program – Round Two

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California State Parks today announced the second application period for the Outdoor Equity Grants Program (OEP), which offers $50 million in grant funding for nature-based outdoor programs. The funding helps establish hubs for local activities and trips to natural areas for underserved communities. The program also empowers youth and families with outdoor leadership education, career pathways, environmental justice engagement and access to nature. The application deadline for this competitive statewide program is Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023.