Statewide Park Program (SPP) (Proposition 68) – California Department of Parks and Recreation
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

Proposals are currently being accepted, and are due August 5, 2019.

Available Funds

$254,942,000 will be awarded in this current Round 3 (2019), with grants ranging from $200,000 to $8.5 million.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

126 out of 900 proposals funded (2012).

Regional Parks Program (Proposition 68) – California Department of Parks and Recreation
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

To be announced following adoption of project solicitation and evaluation guidelines.

Available Funds

Upon appropriation by the California State Legislature, it is anticipated that $23,125,000 will be available for competitive grants.

Award Size

To be determined

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
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

An application due date will be announced when the application guide is finalized in 2019.

Available Funds

Upon appropriation by the California State Legislature, it is anticipated that $23,125,000 will be available for competitive grants.

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
California River Parkways Grant Program – California Natural Resources Agency
Who is Eligible

Public agencies and nonprofits.

What it Funds

River parkway projects, including, but not limited to trails for walking and bicycling or other non-motorized recreational activities, picnic areas, biological restoration, restoring natural floodplains and wetlands.

When to Apply

Concept proposals for the most recent funding cycle were due September 2018.

Available Funds

Approximately $7 million (2018).

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium

Competitiveness

23 out of 52 proposals funded (2015/2016).

Community Access Program (CAP) (Proposition 68) – California Department of Parks and Recreation
Who is Eligible

Eligible applicants to be determined.

What it Funds

Activities, programs and transportation that provide community residents with new access physical activity, nature, and career pathway learning opportunities in parks or open space natural areas.

When to Apply

A draft application guide will be available in Spring 2019. It is unknown when an application due date will be announced.

Available Funds

It is anticipated that between $13,005,500 and $32,513,750 will be available for competitive grants. The final funding amount should be determined sometime in Spring 2019.

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness
To be determined
Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program – U.S. Department of Agriculture
Who is Eligible

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

What it Funds

To purchase, construct, and/or improve community gardens or greenhouses.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Available Funds

Approximately $2.8 Billion nationwide in direct loans and $35.7 Million nationwide in grants (2018).

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

20 out of 93 proposals funded (2014).

Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Grant Program – California Natural Resources Agency
Who is Eligible

State, local, and federal government entitities, and nonprofits.

What it Funds

Urban forestry projects that offset greenhouse gas emissions, acquisition or enhancement of lands near right-of-way acquired for transportation improvements, and other mitigation projects.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on an annual basis, typically from April to June. The next solicitation is expected in April 2019.

Available Funds

$6.7 million, with a maximum grant award of $1 million for acquisitions and $500,000 for development projects (2018).

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium

Competitiveness

15 out of 44 proposals funded (2017).

Infrastructure State Revolving Fund (ISRF) Program – California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank
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.

Land and Water Conservation Fund – California Department of Parks and Recreation
Who is Eligible

Cities, counties, Federally-recognized Native American tribes, JPAs, non-state agency recreation and park districts.

What it Funds

New and/or expanded parks and buffers, wildlife corridors, and recreational/active transportation trails that serves as a connector between essential community locations and residences.

When to Apply

Next call for projects will occur in 2020 at the earliest.

Available Funds

$5 million/annually (2018).

Award Size


Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium

Competitiveness

9 out of 65 proposals funded (2018)

Outdoor Recreation Partnership National Competitive Grant Program – California Department of Parks and Recreation
Who is Eligible

Only state agencies are eligible grant recipients, although sub-recipients may include other state agencies, cities, counties, districts, and Federally-recognized Native American tribes.

What it Funds

Acquisition or development of land for new outdoor recreation opportunities.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on an annual basis. Eligible applicants submit proposals to the California Department of Parks and Recreation for consideration. A maximum of 3 projects per state may be selected for awards. The most recent application cycle closed in July, 2018.

Available Funds

$2.25 million (2018).

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium

Competitiveness

2 out of 7 projects were recommended by the State of California to receive funding in the National program (2016).

Per Capita Program (Proposition 68) – California Department of Parks and Recreation
Who is Eligible

Local Governments

What it Funds

Funds are available for local park rehabilitation, creation, and improvement grants to local governments on a per capita basis. Grant recipients are encouraged to utilize awards to rehabilitate existing infrastructure and to address deficiencies in neighborhoods lacking access to the outdoors.

When to Apply

Fall 2018 – Begin determining allocations
Spring 2019 – Public Hearings
Spring/Summer 2019 – Announce allocations/release final guide.

Available Funds

$185 million

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness
To be determined
Recreational Infrastructure Revenue Enhancement Grant Program (Proposition 68) – California Department of Parks and Recreation
Who is Eligible

Local agencies in which the jurisdiction they serve approved revenue enhancement measures between November 1, 2012 through November 30, 2018

What it Funds

Improving and enhancing local or regional park infrastructure

When to Apply

Spring 2019 – Create eligible applicants criteria and develop a grant program guide
Summer 2019 – Conduct public hearings
Fall/Winter 2019 – Announce eligible applicants/release final guide

Available Funds

$37 million total funding. Grants will be awarded proportionally based on populations served, and a grant recipient shall receive at least $250,000 for the purposes of the revenue enhancement measure.

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness
To be determined
Urban and Community Forestry California Climate Investment Grants – California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Who is Eligible

Cities, counties, qualifying districts (e.g., schools, parks, recreation, and water districts), and nonprofits (nonprofits may not be the primary applicant for Urban Forest Management activities).

What it Funds

Urban forest expansion, improvement, management, and urban wood and biomass projects.

When to Apply

Concept proposals for the current funding cycle were due in November 2018.

Available Funds

Approximately $17,055,000 (2018/2019).

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium

Competitiveness

23 out of 35 proposals funded (2017/2018)

Urban Greening Grant Program – California Natural Resources Agency
Who is Eligible

Cities, counties, special districts, JPAs, nonprofits.

What it Funds

Projects that convert built environments into green space that use natural and green infrastructure approaches to create sustainable and vibrant communities. Projects must result in greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions.

When to Apply

Concept proposals for the current funding cycle are due February 28, 2019. Subsequently, successful applicants will be invited to submit a complete application in Spring 2019.

Available Funds

Approximately $19.0 million.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium

Competitiveness

39 out of 182 proposals funded (2017)

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