Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) Program – Department of Parks and Recreation
Deadline: December 15, 2022
Who is Eligible

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 parks and recreation areas.

What it Funds

The acquisition or development of new parks, or substantially renovating parks in economically disadvantaged cities or towns of at least 30,000 people.

When to Apply

States are required to conduct an internal competitive review process and select applications that best meet the ORLP intent, based on the federal guidelines, prior to submitting applications to National Park Service for the nationwide competition. As such, California has established two initial application deadlines: Round 6A – September 1, 2022, and Round 6B – December 15, 2022.

Available Funds

Approximately $192 Million in Round 6 (2022), with a maximum award amount of $10 million.

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness
To be determined
Clean California Local Grant Program – California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Deadline: April 2023
Who is Eligible

Public agencies, transit agencies, and federally recognized tribal governments. Non-profits may be subapplicants and are encouraged to partner with eligible applicants.

What it Funds

Projects that beautify and improve local streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, pathways, and transit centers to clean and enhance public spaces.

When to Apply

The application window for Cycle 1 closed on February 1, 2022. A call for projects for Cycle 2 will be announced on January 2023, with applications due on April 2023.

Available Funds

Approximately $296 million was available in Cycle 1, with a maximum award amount of $5 million. The local match component will range from 0% to 50% of the project costs and will be based on the capacity of the community to leverage local capital.

Approximately $100 million is available for Cycle 2.

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness

105 out of 329 projects were awarded in 2022.

Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program – U.S. Department of Agriculture
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Public bodies, community-based nonprofits, and federally recognized tribes.

What it Funds

The purchase, construction, and/or improvements to public waste disposal facilities, public water facilities, sanitary sewerage, solid waste disposal, and storm wastewater facilities.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Available Funds

Approximately $2.8 Billion nationwide in direct loans (2018). Approximately $30 million in grants nationwide and $890,000 in grants in California (2019)

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

26 awards were granted in California (2019).

Hometown Grant Programs – T-Mobile, Smart Growth America and Main Street America
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Elected leaders, town managers/employees, non-profit organizations

What it Funds

Projects to build, rebuild, or refresh community spaces that help foster local connections in your town.

When to Apply

Applications will be open on a quarterly basis with the following schedule over the next five years:
-Spring: Applications open January/March
-Summer: Applications open April/June
-Fall: Applications open July/September
-Winter: Applications open October/December

Available Funds

$25 million over the next five years, with a maximum award of $50,000 per town.

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness

25 proposals, from the Spring 2022 funding cycle, were awarded.

Infrastructure State Revolving Fund (ISRF) Program – California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Cities, counties, special districts, assessment districts, JPAs, and nonprofits.

What it Funds

Local streets, highways, drainage, water, sewer, waste, transit, parks, and other public utilities and facilities.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. The ISRF Board considers applications at monthly meetings.

Available Funds

$50,000 – $25 million loans, with terms for the useful life of the project up to a maximum of 30 years.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

This funding program provides loans to qualified applicants on a non-competitive basis.

Lower American River Conservancy Program – Wildlife Conservation Board
Deadline: Ongoing through June 30, 2024
Who is Eligible

Local Public Agencies, Nonprofits.

What it Funds

Projects that focus on improving the quality of water that flows within and into the Lower American River Parkway, the improvement and expansion of public access, recreational areas, and recreational facilities, including trails, and the enhancement of interpretive and educational facilities related to the American River Parkway and its natural, cultural, and historic resources.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis through June 30, 2024. Applications will be submitted in two phases, a Pre-application, and a Full Application. Applicants should contact WCB staff for a consultation prior to submitting a Pre-application.

Available Funds

Approximately $4.5 million is available.

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
San Joaquin River Conservancy – Wildlife Conservation Board
Deadline: Ongoing through June 30, 2027
Who is Eligible

Nonprofits, public agencies, and tribal governments. serving the San Joaquin River Parkway, in Fresno and Madera Counties.

What it Funds

Projects that address at least one of the following priorities: resources conservation and public access, habitat enhancement and restoration of public or private lands, and public access improvements for recreational and educational purposes.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis through June 30, 2027. For more information on the WCB Continuous Grant Application Process, click here.

Available Funds

Approximately $6 million is available.

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness
To be determined

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