Land and Water Conservation Funds

The next round of applications for this program will open in early December 2016

The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 was enacted “…to assist in preserving, developing and assuring accessibility to all citizens of the United States of America of present and future generations… such quality and quantity of outdoor recreation resources as may be available and are necessary and desirable for individual active participation….” This federal program provides matching grants to states and through the states to local governments for the acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities. The Land and Water Conservation Fund assistance is provided on a 50/50 matching basis to individual projects. These projects are submitted through the state liaison officer to the National Park Service for approval.

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

View Fact Sheet on the Land and Water Conservation Fund State Assistance Program in Nevada.

Grant funds available. The deadline for FY 2014 L&WCF grant applications is May 8, 2015.

  1. FY 2014 Grant Announcement (pdf )
  2. Nevada’s FY 2014 L&WCF Grants Manual (pdf)
  3. Application (Word Document)

Federal and Other Forms to Download
2014 Nevada’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).
Open Public Selection Process (OPSP)


Janice Keillor |
(775) 684-2787
Fax: (775) 684-2777