|Applications Due (Date / Time)
May 29, 2020 / 05:00 PM ET
|The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the availability of $40 million through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLPP). This federal, nationwide, urban-focused grant program is aimed at projects that will create or reinvigorate parks and other outdoor recreation spaces to encourage people to connect or re-connect with the outdoors. Priority will be given to projects that will:
• directly connect people to outdoor places in communities that are underserved;
• create short-term and or permanent jobs and or help stimulate economic development;
• create, engage and empower members of the affected community;
• involve and expand public-private partnerships;
• rely on a high degree of coordination among the public, multiple levels of government and the private sector to improve recreation opportunities; and
• advance the goals of 2020-2025 Statewide Comprehensive Recreation Plan (SCORP).
The objectives of the LWCF ORLPP are to provide grants to acquire and/or develop public lands for outdoor recreation purposes consistent with the purposes of the LWCF, but with the further specific goals of: funding projects that are located within or serve jurisdictions of 50,000 or more people and designated as “urbanized areas” by the 2010 U.S. Census; OR are located within or directly accessible to neighborhoods or communities that are underserved in terms of parks and recreation resources and where there are significant populations of people who are economically disadvantaged.
The LWCF ORLP NYS Supplement included in this grant opportunity is current as of 3/23/2020. If the Supplement is updated, it will be available online at parks.ny.gov or by e-mail request to the OPRHP Community Program Administrator.