New LWCF State Assistance “Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership” Grant Program

Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Time: 2:00pm EDT

Cost: $0/member $0/non-member

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Recently, the National Park Service announced the availability of $3 million in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for a new "Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership" program. These funds will help acquire and/or develop land for public parks and other outdoor recreation spaces in disadvantaged neighborhoods. 

The Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership grants are available to state and local government agencies, as well as federally-recognized Indian tribes within or serving areas having populations of 50,000 or more people and consisting of densely settled territory.  Matching 1:1grants will be awarded in amounts between $250,000 and $500,000 federal share.  Proposals must be submitted by each state's Land and Water Conservation Fund lead agency and are due on August 15, 2014.


This new nationally competitive program complements the existing National Park Service Land and Water Conservation Fund State and Local Assistance Program by creating new opportunities for outdoor play as well as developing or enhancing outdoor recreation partnerships in cities. 

You’re invited to join us for a 75 minute information session on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 2:00 EDT where NPS experts will provide background on the program and explain the application process, including an ample question and answer opportunity.   



  • Joel Lynch – National Park Service, Chief, State and Local Assistance Programs Division
  • Elisabeth Morgan Fondriest – National Park Service, Recreation Grants Programs Team Lead, State and Local Assistance Division


Register today!

Details of the grant program, including the application process, are available online at