Federal Grant Money Available for Recreational Projects The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation announces Grant Round 30 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The LWCF State and Local Assistance Program of the National Park Service (NPS) is intended to preserve and enhance opportunities for public outdoor recreation. Various levels of local government including cities, towns, counties, and school districts are eligible to apply for assistance and sponsor projects. Funds may be used for the development of facilities and/or acquisition of land for public outdoor recreation use. The program requires that sponsors commit to a minimum 50% share of total project costs, and maintain funded sites as public outdoor recreation areas in perpetuity. The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation administers the program within the state. Potential applicants must submit an “Intent to Apply” form with the Division by 4 p.m. June 28, 2019. Forms, which provide program administrators with basic project information, are available on nhstateparks.org under Community Recreation. The content of the submitted forms along with project site inspections will be evaluated for eligibility. Potential applicants whose project proposals are determined to be eligible will receive an invitation to apply including full application packets and further instructions. Under Grant Round-Twenty-Nine, eleven municipal projects were selected totaling $1,295,603.50 in funding requests.