Land & Water Conservation Fund Grants

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Grant Cycle Target Timeline

August 31, 2018

2018-2019 LWCF funding cycle announced to all cities, counties, parks and recreation departments, and regional commissions.

October 31, 2018

Pre-applications due to the Grants Administration Unit.
Postmarked on or before 10/31/18 or hand delivered by 4:00 p.m.

November 2018 - January 2019

Pre-applications reviewed for priority rankings based on evaluation criteria.
Recommendations made and presented to the Department of Natural Resources Board.

February - March 2019

Notifications mailed to local governments receiving the highest-ranking scores to submit formal applications.
State agency reviews begin including State Historic Preservation Office.
Formal Application workshops held (time permitting)
Pre-award on-site inspections completed.

April - May 2019

Formal applications due to Grants Administration Unit.
Additional/corrected information requested to complete the formal application.


Formal applications submitted to the National Park Service for review.
Additional/corrected information provided to NPS when required.


NPS formally approves grant.




The 2018-2019 grant cycle begins August 31, 2018. An acceptable LWCF application will be postmarked by or hand-delivered on October 31, 2018, and will consist of an original and one copy of the following:

  1. Completed and signed pre-application form
  2. Supported evaluation criteria
  3. Adopted resolution
  4. Cost estimate
  5. Maps (location, site plan, boundary etc.)

2018-2019 Pre-application Pertinent Documents:


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