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Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) Program

California Department of Parks and Recreation’s Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS): Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) Program

Deadline: June 18, 2021, 5:00pm

Match: yes, 50%

Funding: $150 million is available: minimum grant request per project application is $300,000 and maximum grant request per project application is $5,000,000.

Eligibility: Cities, Counties, State Agencies, Federally recognized Native American Tribes, Joint Powers Authorities where all members are otherwise eligible under the LWCF, park districts, and special districts with authority to acquire, operate and maintain public park and recreation areas.

Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) Program was established by Congress in 2014 and is administered by the National Park Service (NPS) under the authority of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Act. The nationwide ORLP program funding is for urban areas (jurisdictions of at least 50,000 people). Priority is given to projects located in economically disadvantaged areas that lack outdoor recreation opportunities.

The ORLP program can fund the acquisition and/or development projects. Target projects will create parks and other outdoor recreation spaces located in Census-delineated urbanized areas. Projects that will substantially renovate an existing public park are also eligible, but less favored in scoring by the National Review Committee. Specifically, the program is intended for areas located within jurisdictions delineated by the Census Bureau from the 2010 Census as urbanized areas; areas that have a population of 50,000 or more with high density. Further, the program targets projects located in or directly accessible to neighborhoods or communities that are underserved in terms of parks and recreation resources and its population is economically disadvantaged.

Please contact us for the full application and a review of your project concept

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