Arts in California Parks – Local Parks

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Eligible projects/programs will enhance connections to local cultural history, local parks, open space or natural areas through artistic community events, programming or art installations that help to build sustainable community connections, health and well-being. The Local Parks Grants Program will be managed and administered by Parks California


Both program operations and art installations in local parks are eligible.  Project/Programs must be in a "local park". Local parks include land that is owned or managed by a local city, county, park or community service district, land trusts, regional park or open space district, non-profit organization or foundation, or any other entity other than federal and state agencies.  For more information see

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible applicants are 501(c)3 organizations, California Native American Tribes, Native 7871 Organizations, Land Trusts, Fiscally Sponsored Community Organizations, Foundations, and Local Government Agencies (City, County, Regional).
Applicants must facilitate a partnership between nonprofit(s), artist (s) and local public park manager(s), California Native American tribes, or foundations.

Eligible Geographies:


Matching Funding Requirement:

Match is preferred for the "Implementation Grants" but not expected for the "Planning Grants". Match may be in-kind labor or other funding source contributions.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
September 2024
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
8-12 months

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

State General Funds.  The Local Parks Grants Program will be managed and administered by Parks California, which is a partner of the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Advances will require an expenditure plan for consideration prior to approval. 

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Sarah Scheideman, 1-555-555-5555,