Create new parks, expand, or improve existing parks, to increase park access in under-served communities throughout California.
To create new parks, expand, or improve existing parks:
-Acquisition of land, pre-construction (design, permits etc) and construction costs are eligible.
- Projects in economically disadvantaged communities with a lack of parks are prioritized.
- Parks designed with community residents' ideas through community based planning and partnerships with health organizations are encouraged.
- No Match. The grant may pay for 100% of total project cost. If the project requires additional funds beyond the grant request, those additional funds must be "committed" at the time of application. Otherwise, the applicant should scale the project down to a phase that can be completed and open to the public with the grant by itself, or grant plus committed funds.
- See the "Application Guide" dated July 1, 2020 for more information. The Application Checklist on page 11 of the Application Guide lists the project proposal requirements.
- Public Agency
Local government (cities, counties, local park districts, joint powers authorities). Non profit organizations with 501(c)3 status.
Statewide. Use the Community FactFinder Tool to find competitive project sites. See the Community FactFinder Video and Handbook for more information at www.parks.ca.gov/spp See the Application Guide "Project Selection Criteria" numbers 1, 2, and 3 on pages 15-19 at www.parks.ca.gov/spp Priority is given to projects that create new parks in an economically disadvantaged, park deficient community.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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