Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program (SPP) PROP 68

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Closed (468 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
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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. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Local government (cities, counties, local park districts, joint powers authorities). Non profit organizations with 501(c)3 status.   

Eligible Geographies:

Statewide. Use the Community FactFinder Tool to find competitive project sites.  See the Community FactFinder Video and Handbook for more information at See the Application Guide "Project Selection Criteria" numbers 1, 2, and 3 on pages 15-19 at Priority is given to projects that create new parks in an economically disadvantaged, park deficient community.    

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.
Summer 2021
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
If awarded a grant, the grant performance period ends on June 30, 2025. Projects must be complete by spring 2025.

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.
$200,000 – $8,500,000
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:

Proposition 68 - SB 5, De León. California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018. Assembly Bill 31, which created the SPP, was signed into law on September 30, 2008.  SPP statute is found in Public Resources Code §§5640 through 5653.  See and for program history.  Proposition 68 (2018 Bond Act) continues this program’s legacy. 

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:

Most payments are reimbursement only.  Advances require additional consideration.  20% retention for final payment.  Final payment is reimbursed when project is complete.  See Grant Administration Guide for more information at  

How to Apply

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


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