Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP)

Type: 
Funding
Grant Deadline: 
01/31/2023
Organization: 
The National Park Service
Description: 

First Round of Applications Due: January 31, 2023. On August 4, 2020 the Great American Outdoors Act was signed into law. The bill provides $900 million in permanent and dedicated annual funding for the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and invests up to $9.5 billion to address priority repairs in our national parks and other public lands. The Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) Program, created in 2014, is an urban park grants program funded through the Land & Water Conservation Fund. The ORLP offers nationally competitive grants to support the creation or significant renovation of state or locally-owned parks and other outdoor recreation spaces located in urban areas. Funded projects help the public access or re-connect with the outdoors, and specifically target economically disadvantaged neighborhoods that lack adequate parks and recreational opportunities. The sixth application round with $192 million available is now open. Grants range from $300,000 to $10 million. Applications are being accepted in Grants.gov through May 31, 2023, with an early submission deadline of January 31, 2023 for those that have application requirements completed. Interested jurisdictions should contact their state lead agency for LWCF.

Category: 
land water conservation, parks and recreation, outdoors, publicly-owned lands
Funding Amount: 
$300,000-$10,000,000
Matching Funds: 
Yes
Eligibility: 
Federally-recognized Indian Tribes within or serving areas delineated by the Census Bureau from the 2010 census as having populations of 50,000 or more people and consisting of densely settled territory.
Contact Information: 
Joel Lynch at 202-354-6905 joel_lynch@nps.gov Elisabeth Fondriest at 202-354-6916 elisabeth_fondriest@nps.gov.