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Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

Grants to Alabama Political Subdivisions to Acquire and
Develop Outdoor Park and Recreation Facilities

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA)

Deadline Date:

02/09/18 12:00 PM Noon

Description:

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Grants to Alabama political subdivisions for the acquisition and development of outdoor park recreation sites and facilities for public use. Funding may be used to acquire water or land interests for park-related purposes, develop new facilities, and, in some cases, renovate existing facilities.

Virtually all public outdoor recreation activities are eligible for assistance under the program including playgrounds, ball fields, (including lights – concrete or metal poles only), court sports, picnic areas, camping areas, tracks, trails, splash pads, etc. In addition, support facilities such as concession stands, comfort stations, park access roads, parking areas, utilities, and site preparation necessary to make a recreation activity area usable may qualify for assistance.

The following program criteria apply to all applicants seeking LWCF assistance:

-Existing outdoor recreation facilities must be owned and managed by an eligible project sponsor and the need for LWCF assistance documented in Alabama’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).

-The project sponsor must agree to manage and operate the LWCF assisted site for public outdoor recreation purposes in perpetuity.

-The project sponsor must agree to comply with all other laws, rules, and regulations associated with the LWCF program.

The following examples represent the type of criteria that are used to assess the relative merits of applications submitted for LWCF assistance:
-Relative need for the proposed activity in the project area.
-Project feasibility.
-Recreation delivery system.
-Operation and maintenance of existing recreation facilities.
-Site location and accessibility.
-Amount of new acreage being added to the public outdoor recreation trust.
-Amount of local match exceeding the minimum required.
-Degree to which citizen groups are involved in the development of the project.
-Degree to which the project furthers the goals of the SCORP.

Goals of the SCORP:
-Explore Alabama’s outdoor resources.
-Provide quality of life opportunities.
-Promote healthy lifestyles.
-Develop active and passive recreational facilities.
-Ensure accessibility of outdoor recreation facilities to all citizens.
-Recognize and promote the economic impact of recreation in Alabama.
-Promote connectivity of trails.
-Support sustainable trails and trail maintenance.
-Ensure distribution of information.
-Conserve and promote trail resources.
-Develop trail partnerships and collaboration.
-Increase accessibility to trails.
-Ensure protection and enjoyment of wetland areas.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 137993

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,400,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant amount is $350,000.

A minimum grant amount of $50,000 is required for recreation areas that are not currently protected by Section 6(f)(3) of the LWCF Act.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All political subdivisions of the state are eligible to participate in the LWCF program. As such, municipalities, counties, state agencies, and state authorities created by the legislature may apply for LWCF assistance.

Public outdoor recreation areas and facilities for coordinated use by the general public and by public schools, including colleges and universities, are eligible for LWCF assistance provided such facilities are not part of the normal and usual program and responsibility of the educational institution. Stadiums, stadium-like seating, and portable bleachers are not eligible for LWCF assistance. Facilities needed to solely meet the physical education and athletic program requirements of a school may not receive LWCF assistance.

This policy does not preclude exclusive school use of certain facilities such as athletic fields, tennis courts, and swimming pools, at certain times for instruction or competition provided the public outdoor recreation use remains primary, and there is adequate public access at other times.

Please note, applications for elaborate, tournament only, or professional sports facilities are not eligible.

Ownership and Control of Project Lands:

The project sponsor must possess sufficient title and adequate legal control of the property that is to be placed under Section 6(f)(3) protection. Facilities may be developed on land and water owned in fee simple by the project sponsor or where ownership of less-than-fee interests, such as easements, provides permanent control of the property commensurate with the proposed development.

No approval will be given for the development of facilities on leased land except for property either:

-Leased from the Federal Government with no less than 25 years remaining on the lease and is not revocable at will; or

-Leased from one public agency to another for 25 years or more, provided that safeguards are included to adequately ensure the perpetual use requirement contained in the LWCF Act. Such safeguards may include joint sponsorship of the proposed project or other agreement whereby assurances that the owner of the property would assume compliance responsibility for the Section 6(f)(3) area in the event of default by the lessee or expiration of the lease. These assurances must be explicitly reflected in the project agreement.

Thresholds:

An entity may not apply for both Recreational Trails Program (RTP) and LWCF assistance.

An entity may not apply if it has an open RTP or LWCF grant as of February 9, 2018.

An entity may not apply if it has unresolved compliance issues from a previous LWCF or RTP grant.

An entity may not apply if it did not respond in writing to a LWCF or RTP inspection report that contained deficiencies.

An entity may not apply if it has not received approval from ADECA of a Plan of Correction for previous compliance issues.

Pre-Application Information:

The LWCF program provides up to 50 percent of project costs. The project sponsor must match these funds dollar for dollar with cash and/or in-kind match. Any project costs exceeding the grant amount and required match must be paid by the project sponsor.

The deadline for application submission is 12 Noon, Friday, February 9, 2018.

The LWCF grant funds are distributed on a cost reimbursable basis.

Alabama's Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP):
http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/Divisions/ced/Recreation/Pages/Planning.aspx

Contact Information:

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

William Robbins, Recreation and Conservation Programs Specialist
(334) 242-5612
william.robbins@adeca.alabama.gov

Shante’ Holley, Recreation and Conservation Programs Specialist
(334) 242-5382
shante.holley@adeca.alabama.gov

Submit your applications to:

By Mail:

Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Attn: Crystal Davis, Community Services Unit Chief
Post Office Box 5690
Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5690

By Courier:

Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Attn: Crystal Davis, Community Services Unit Chief
401 Adams Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

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