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Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program
 

New National Competitive Park Grant Program
 
On June 16, 2014, the National Park Service (NPS) released guidelines for a new nation-wide pilot grant program called the “Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program”.  The program is for projects that will create or reinvigorate parks and other outdoor recreation spaces in ways that will encourage people, especially youth, to connect or re-connect with the outdoors. Priority will be given to projects located in urbanized communities that are economically disadvantaged, and are underserved in terms of outdoor recreation resources. 

Applications were accepted through close of business on August 4, 2014, and evaluated by Georgia Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division (PRHS), as the lead agency for Land and Water Conservation Fund.  Each state was limited to submitting a maximum of two applications for forwarding to NPS. 
 
Georgia received a total of four applications from the following:
 
City of Atlanta;  City of Augusta;  Bartow County;  and City of Macon
 
Congratulations to the City of Atlanta and Bartow County on receiving the top scores. Their projects have been entered into the national competition.  Between 6 and 12 proposals will be awarded grants ranging from $250,000 to $500,000.   Grant awards are anticipated to be announced by NPS sometime in October 2014.  Check back frequently for updates.



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Phone:  404-656-2770 Ext 6
    E-mail:  antoinette.norfleet@gadnr.org
    Mailing address:  2600Hwy 155 SW; Suite C; Stockbridge, Georgia 30281
   

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