Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism - Outdoor Recreation Grants Program
08/30/19 5:00 PM Receipt
Grants to Arkansas incorporated municipalities and counties for land acquisition and the development of outdoor recreation facilities for public use. Applicants are required to hold a public hearing concerning the project and schedule a site visit prior to applying.
Projects must fall into one of three categories: Development, Acquisition, or a Combination:
- Development: Development projects include the construction, renovation, replacement, etc. of eligible outdoor recreation facilities.
- Acquisition: Acquisition projects involve the acquisition, either through purchase, donation, or other legal means, of real estate to be used in direct support of public outdoor recreation and/or conservation
- Combination: Combination projects include both the acquisition of real property and development of eligible outdoor recreation facilities.
Generally speaking, any outdoor recreation site, facility, or permanently mounted equipment (e.g., basketball goals and soccer goals) that will be open to the public is eligible for funding. Enclosed facilities that are in direct support of public outdoor recreation (e.g., rest rooms and concession stands) are also eligible for funding.
To view a detailed description of Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) grant priorities, see Appendix A: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/c58e7e_9a76329aac9b4ed198fe7ff261741492.pdf#page=26
GrantWatch ID#: 170472
Applicants may request up to $250,000 in grant funding. There is no minimum request for funding.
Grant projects should be completed within two years after the award notice.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Send completed applications to:
Outdoor Recreation Grants Program
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
John Beneke, Program Director
Matt McNair, Project Officer
Mike Sprague, Project Officer
Zach Foster, Project Officer