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Land & Water Conservation Fund Grants

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(updated 6/4/2020)

Applicants who have been selected to move forward in the approval process, please note that Formal Application Documents are due in our office on or before Friday, April 5, 2019. Refer to the checklist to ensure all documents are submitted.

2018-2019 Formal Application Documents

Other Grant Documents

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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.

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Phone: 404-463-8629
Mailing Address: 2 MLK Jr. Dr., East Tower Suite 1370, Atlanta, GA 30309


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