Prop 68_FINAL_art.png

Prop 68 Latest Information

For the latest information on competitive grants, per capita allocation process and additional funding opportunities, please visit:

www.parks.ca.gov

 Funding programs continue to be added so be sure to book mark this page and visit it often!


Grants, Listening Sessions, and more...

Technical Assistance Workshops:  
Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and Recreational Trail Program (RTP)

September 26, Sand Diego
September 26, Anaheim

October 1, Richmond
October 3, West Sacramento

RSVP for a workshop by emailing Dylan.Takehara@parks.ca.gov today!  Space is limited!

Funds available for the upcoming February 3, 2020 application due date:
LWCF Approx $14 million
RTP Approx $3 million


Youth Community Access Grant Program
Community Listening Sessions

September 24, Sand Diego
September 26, Fresno

October 8, Redding
October 11, San Bernardino

RSVP for a workshop by emailing Melissa Jones at bondsandgrants@resources.ca.gov

The California Natural Resources Agency received $5.3 million to fund programs that support youth access to natural and cultural resources, including community education and recreation amenities to support youth substance prevention.  These listening sessions with local community members across the State will help them learn about types of projects and programs communities would like to see as a result of the new Youth Community Access Grant program.  


Draft Application Guide Review Period for TWO New Prop 68 Competitive Grants!

The California Department of Parks and Recreation’s Office of Grants and Local Services is pleased to make available draft guidelines for the Regional Park and Rural Recreation and Tourism Programs.

The public review period of the Draft Application Guides for the Regional Park and Rural Recreation and Tourism Programs begins on September 1, 2019.  Comments on the Draft Application Guides may be emailed until November 29, 2019.  After the Draft Application Guides are finalized, application workshops and an application deadline will be announced for both programs.

Regional Park Program ($23,125,000)
This competitive program will create, expand, and improve regional parks and facilities across California.

Eligible Applicants: Counties, Regional Park Districts, Regional Open-Space Districts, and Open-Space Authorities, Joint Powers Authorities (at least one of the members is eligible on this list), 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organizations 

The Draft Application Guide is available at parks.ca.gov/rpp.  A schedule for Public Hearings will be posted soon at parks.ca.gov/rpp

Rural Recreation and Tourism Program ($23,125,000)
This competitive program will create new recreation opportunities in support of economic and health-related goals in rural communities across California.  Projects must be located in nonurbanized counties with populations of less than 500,000 people and low population densities per square mile.  Please review the Draft Application Guide for more information.   

Eligible Applicants: Cities, Counties, and eligible Districts in nonurbanized areas.

The Draft Application Guide is available at parks.ca.gov/rrt.  A schedule for Public Hearings will be posted soon at parks.ca.gov/rrt.  


Recreational Trails and Greenways Grant Program Project Proposals Being Accepted

The California Natural Resources Agency will be accepting project proposals for the Recreational Trails and Greenways Grant Program from August 20, 2019 through October 11, 2019. Approximately $27.7 million in awards will be funded by the program. Applicants submitting the most competitive proposals will be invited to participate in the next level of the competitive process, anticipated mid-late December 2019.

The Trails and Greenways grant program, funded by Proposition 68, will fund projects that provide nonmotorized infrastructure development and enhancements that promote new or alternate access to parks, waterways, outdoor recreational pursuits, and forested or other natural environments to encourage health-related active transportation and opportunities for Californians to reconnect with nature.

Eligibility and program requirements, including online submittal information, can be found at http://resources.ca.gov/grants/trails/.