LWCF State Assistance Fund: Tapping into Its Great Potential for Your Community

10/27/2020 3 p.m. EDT

Session Type:  Education Session (1 hour)

Track: Advocacy


Stemming off the successful session at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference, take an even deeper dive in the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) State Assistance Program. Learn some of the following:

  • Model projects from LWCF state assistance
  • How to determine local need for LWCF projects
  • How to make the case for projects in your community
  • How to comply with state and federal rules for LWCF State Assistance


Learning Outcomes:

Leave feeling more comfortable with LWCF State Assistance.

Become more knowledgeable about how to implement projects in their communities.



Eric Feldbaum

Community Recreation Specialist, New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

Eric Feldbaum, CPRP, is vice president of the National Association of State Outdoor Recreation Liaison Officers (NASORLO). He leads NASORLO’s education offerings and oversees LWCF State Assistance in New Hampshire.


Joel Lynch

Chief of State and Local Assistance Program Division, National Park Service

Joel Lynch leads the LWCF State Assistance at the National Park Service.


Kyle Simpson

Senior Government Affairs Manager, National Recreation and Park Associationn (NRPA)

Kyle Simpson is a NRPA staffer who handles government affairs work related to LWCF.


Elisabeth Fondriest

Recreation Grant Programs Branch Chief, National Park Service

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