Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership

The Land and Water Conservation Fund provides funding to preserve and develop outdoor recreation resources, including parks, trails, and wildlife lands. In 2014, Congress established the Land and Water Conservation Fund Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) program, which provides grants to help urban communities with thirty thousand or more people buy or develop land to create […]

November 15, 2023
Local Parks Maintenance Grants

Announcements  Typical Projects  Examples of typical projects that likely could be funded through this program include the following:  Who May Apply?  Eligible entities are not required to have an approved recreation, conservation, or open space plan on file with RCO in order to apply and receive funding for this grant. Funding  The Legislature provides funding […]

May 17, 2023
Community Forests Program

Announcements Typical Projects Who May Apply? Funding Funding comes from the sale of state bonds. Grant Limits $3 million Match Details A 15 percent match is required. Match may include the following: Eligible Projects All projects must acquire land. Projects may include restoration or development of that land but restoration and development cannot be stand-alone […]

July 29, 2020
Recreation Projects-Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program

Announcements Changes to evaluation criteria in 2024 Resources Outdoor Recreation Inventory: The 2023 Outdoor Recreation Inventory map and dashboard includes information on more than 23,000 outdoor recreation areas, facilities, trails, and water access sites. It is used to understand the quantity and distribution of key outdoor recreation opportunities across the state. The dashboard also includes a service area […]

May 7, 2019
Education and Enforcement-Nonhighway and Off-Road Vehicle Activities Program

Announcements Application Webinar Watch the 2022 Application Webinar Typical Projects Who May Apply? Special purpose districts means port, public utility, or park and recreation districts or other political subdivisions of the state that provide services to less than the entire state. The special purpose district must be legally authorized to acquire and develop public open […]

May 6, 2019
Trails-Nonhighway and Off-Road Vehicle Activities Program

Announcements Application Webinar Watch the 2022 Application Webinar here! Typical Projects Who May Apply? Special purpose districts are port, public utility, or park and recreation districts or other political subdivisions of the state that provide services to less than the entire state. The special purpose district legally must be authorized to acquire and develop public open […]

May 6, 2019
Land and Water Conservation Fund

Announcements Changes to evaluation criteria for 2024 Resources Outdoor Recreation Inventory: The 2023 Outdoor Recreation Inventory map and dashboard includes information on more than 23,000 outdoor recreation areas, facilities, trails, and water access sites. It is used to understand the quantity and distribution of key outdoor recreation opportunities across the state. The dashboard also includes a service area […]

April 16, 2019
Recreational Trails Program

Announcements Application Webinar Watch the 2022 Application Webinar here! Read the article: “Outstanding State Trail Program” in a national competition. Typical Projects Who May Apply? Funding Every 6 years, Congress passes the nation’s surface transportation bill. Since 1991, this massive funding authorization law has included provisions for these cooperative, state-administered grants. Funding comes from federal gasoline […]

February 15, 2019