Outdoor Equity Grants Program – California Department of Parks and Recreation
Deadline: October 8, 2021, by 5:00 p.m.
Who is Eligible

Public agencies, school districts, and non-profits.

What it Funds

Funding for transportation, logistics, program operations, and capacity costs associated with increasing participation of DAC’s at state parks and public lands.

When to Apply

Applications are due on October 8, 2021, by 5:00 p.m. The online application portal will be made available beginning early August 2021.

Available Funds

A total of $57 million is available in the current funding cycle. The maximum award is $700,000; the minimum award is $20,000.

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness
To be determined
Recreational Trails Program – California Department of Parks and Recreation
Deadline: October 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Who is Eligible

Cities and counties, districts, state and federal agencies, nonprofits with management responsibilities of public lands.

What it Funds

Recreational trails and trails-related projects.

When to Apply

Applications are typically accepted on an annual basis. The current application cycles has a deadline of October 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

Available Funds

$2.7 million. There are no maximum or minimum Grant amounts that can be requested.

Award Size

To be determined

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
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
Regional Park Program (Proposition 68) – California Department of Parks and Recreation
Deadline: January 20, 2022 by 5:00 pm
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

The application deadline has been extended to Thursday, January 20, 2022, before 5:00 pm.

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: January 20, 2022 by 5:00 pm
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

The application deadline has been extended to Thursday, January 20, 2022, before 5:00pm.

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
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
To be determined
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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