Statewide Park Program (SPP) (Proposition 68) – California Department of Parks and Recreation
Deadline: March 12, 2021
Who is Eligible

Cities, counties, special districts, JPAs, and nonprofits. Applicants are able to submit multiple applications for different parks and there is no cap on the number of applications that can be submitted by the same entity.

What it Funds

Development and/or acquisition to create a new park, expand an existing park, or renovate an existing park. Projects must create or renovate at least one recreation feature.

When to Apply

Applications for the current funding round (Round 4) are due March 12, 2021.

Available Funds

$395 million is available for Round 4 (2020). Grants range from $200,000 to $8.5 million. Prop. 68 will fund a total of $650,275,000 through multiple funding rounds.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

62 out of 478 proposals funded (2019).

Regional Park Program (Proposition 68) – California Department of Parks and Recreation
Deadline: November 5, 2021
Who is Eligible

Counties, regional park districts, special districts, joint powers authorities, and nonprofits.

What it Funds

Acquisition for new or enhanced public access and use. Development to create or renovate multiuse trails, regional sports complexes, visitor and other support facilities.

When to Apply

Applications are due November 5, 2021. More information about this up-coming funding round will be announced as application workshops are held on January 14, 19, 28, and February 2, 2021.

Available Funds

$23,125,000 are available for competitive grants. With a minimum award of $200,000 and a maximum award of $3,000,000.

Award Size


Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
Rural Recreation and Tourism Program (Proposition 68) – California Department of Parks and Recreation
Deadline: November 5, 2021
Who is Eligible

Cities, counties, and special districts in nonurbanized areas.

What it Funds

Acquisition and development of new recreational opportunities and facilities in nonurbanized counties with populations of less than 500,000 people and low population densities per square mile.

When to Apply

Applications are due November 5, 2021. More information about this up-coming funding round will be announced as application workshops are held at dates to be determined in January and February 2021.

Available Funds

$23,125,000 are available for competitive grants. With a minimum award of $200,000 and a maximum award of $3,000,000.

Award Size


Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
Per Capita Program (Proposition 68) – California Department of Parks and Recreation
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Who is Eligible

Local Governments.

What it Funds

Local park rehabilitation, creation, and improvements.

When to Apply

Applications are currently being accepted, with a deadline of December 31, 2021.

Available Funds

$185 million. 40% of funds are allocated to counties and regional park and/or open space districts with a minimum funding request of $400,000. 60% of funds are allocated to cities and districts (other than parks and/or open space districts) with a minimum funding request of $200,000 (2020).

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
Urban County Per Capita Program (Proposition 68) – California Department of Parks and Recreation
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Who is Eligible

Cities and districts in urbanized counties (a county with a population of 500,000 or more) providing park and recreation services within jurisdictions of 200,000 or less in population.

What it Funds

Local park rehabilitation, creation, and improvements.

When to Apply

Applications are currently being accepted, with a deadline of December 31, 2021.

Available Funds

$13.875 million (2020).

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
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).

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.

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