Grants available for park and recreation projects

The Nevada Division of State Parks is pleased to announce the availability of $274,335 in federal funds for local park and recreation improvement and acquisition projects through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (L&WCF) program. All local governments, including counties, cities, towns, general improvement districts, and Native American tribal governments are potentially eligible for the 50:50 matching grants offered through the program.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 was enacted to assist in preserving, developing and assuring recreational accessibility to local parks for present and future generations.

Previous projects have included the development the Herrera skateboard park in Elko, the Out of Town Park in Fernley and the Double Diamond Park in Reno.

The application package and grant manual are available here. The due date for grant applications is January 10, 2014, by 5 p.m. Faxed or emailed copies will not be accepted. Please submit applications to the following address:

Nevada Division of State Parks
Attn:  Jenny Scanland
901 S. Stewart Street, Suite 5005
Carson City, NV 89701