Submit Your Grant Application for the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program

May 16, 2018

PHOENIXArizona State Parks and Trails is now accepting grant applications for the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program. Applications are due on August 23, 2018.


The Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP) is a nationally-competitive grant program funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The ORLP offers grants specifically to help create or reinvigorate parks and other outdoor recreation spaces in ways that will encourage people, especially youth, to connect or re-connect with the outdoors.A national total of $13.3 million of funding is available, witheach state able to submit only three applications.


Arizona State Parks and Trails will choose from eligible applicants located in Arizona. After evaluating the submissions, the top three candidates will be sent to the National Park Service (NPS) to compete in the national competition. Priority will be given to projects located in urbanized communities that are economically disadvantaged and are underserved in terms of outdoor recreation resources.


Governmental entities with populations of 50,000 or more and the counties they reside in (as listed in the 2010 Census Urban Areas) are eligible to apply for this grant program. Eligible projects include acquisition and/or development of public parkland and applicants can request between $250,000 and $750,000. There is a required 1:1 match from state, local, or private sources. The anticipated award date is March 1, 2019.

A grant workshop will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Arizona State Parks and Trails main office, 23751 N 23rdAve, Suite 190, Phoenix, or by calling 1-877-820-7831 and using access code 613038.

For questions about this grant process or to apply, contact Mickey Rogers, chief of Grants and Trails, at (602) 542-6942.

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