FEDERAL FUNDING FOR
Federal funds for outdoor recreation are made available through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). States are eligible for these funds based upon approval of SCORP. In Georgia, the agency responsible for SCORP is DNR’s Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division (PRHSD). The division uses the funds to help state and local governments acquire, develop and rehabilitate recreation facilities and resources
In the last 40 years Georgia has received more than $75 million from the LWCF program. Those grants have leveraged an additional $75 million from local governments through matching funds for a total of $150 million invested in outdoor recreation. Nearly 95% of all counties in Georgia have benefited from LWCF funding since 1965.