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Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grant

Grants to Maine Agencies and School Districts
for Outdoor Recreation Facilities Development

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Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry - Bureau of Parks and Lands

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

11/22/19 5:00 PM


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Grants to Maine government agencies and school districts to acquire or develop public outdoor recreation facilities. Applicants must request a site visit before applying. Funding is intended to foster and maintain a legacy of high-quality recreation areas and facilities and to stimulate non-federal investments in the protection and maintenance of recreation resources.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181471

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant award for this round will be $300,000.

Term of Contract:

Acquisition projects: By rule, the site must be open and accessible for public outdoor recreation within three years of the purchase of the property.
Project Design: Cost for design and engineering incurred up to three years in advance of receipt of project agreement (successful award) are eligible for either match or reimbursement.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

State, County, Municipal, Tribal, and School Districts are eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Potential applicants must request a pre-application site inspection prior to July 31, 2019.

Complete applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Friday, November 22, 2019.

The program enables up to 50% reimbursement of eligible project costs.

Maine State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP):

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Request a site visit:

For questions, contact:
Doug Beck, Outdoor Recreation Supervisor

Grants and Community Recreation
Bureau of Parks and Lands
124 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
(207) 624-6090

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USA: Maine