Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants provide funding for the acquisition or development of land to create new outdoor recreation opportunities for the health and wellness of Californians. Since 1965, over one thousand parks throughout California have been created or improved with LWCF assistance.
Project applications must be for either land acquisition, or land development, for outdoor public recreation access.
A minimum of 50% of the total project cost must come from matching sources. Up to $6 million may be requested per project application.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Must be local government public agencies or Federally Recognized Tribes. This is a federal funding program through National Park Service.
Matching Funding Requirement:
MATCH is no less than 50% of the TOTAL PROJECT COST. In other words, MATCH can range from 50% to 99% of the TOTAL PROJECT COST. The LWCF GRANT amount can fund no more than 50% of the TOTAL PROJECT COST. In other words, the LWCF GRANT amount can range from 1% to 50% of the TOTAL PROJECT COST.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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