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.