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Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program
A new national competitive park grant program has been announced by the Department of Interior, National Park Service. Applications are due by the close of business, Monday, August 4, 2014.

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.

As the lead agency for Land and Water Conservation Fund, the application process will begin with Georgia Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division (PRHS). Applications will be accepted by office through the close of business on August 4, 2014 (4:30 pm). Submissions will be evaluated by PRHS staff and the top two will be forwarded to NPS to compete in the national competition where between 6 and 12 proposals will be awarded. If selected, additional information will be required.

Please note that a total of $3 million is available for the entire nationwide competition. Each state is limited to submitting a maximum of two applications.

This new pilot program is a completely separate application process from our Land and Water Conservation Fund grant program.

Eligible Applicants:   Cities having populations of 50,000 or more


Eligible Projects:
 
Acquisition and/or development of public parkland


Available Funds:
 
$3 million available nation-wide


Grant Amount:
 
Applicants can request between $250,000 and $500,000


Required Match:
 
Grants require a minimum of 1:1 match from state, local, or private sources


Application Deadline:
 
COB, Monday, August 4, 2014


Award Date:
 
Anticipated start date is between January 1, 2015 and April 1, 2015


How to Apply:
 
NPS Announcement & Guidelines Information


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

Website:  gastateparks.org/grants




 
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