New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP)
07/26/19 4:00 PM
Grants to New York government agencies and nonprofit organizations for the planning, acquisition, improvement, and development of parks, heritage areas, and historic properties. Nonprofit applicants must pre-qualify before applying. Funding is intended to cover costs related to design and professional fees, archaeology, project planning, construction, acquisition, and administration.
Funding is intended for three program categories: Parks Program, Historic Preservation Program, and Heritage Areas Program:
- Parks Program: A matching grant program for the acquisition, development and planning of parks and recreational facilities to preserve, rehabilitate or restore lands, waters or structures for park, recreation or conservation purposes and for structural assessments and/or planning for such projects. Funds may be awarded for indoor or outdoor projects and must reflect the priorities established in NY Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).
- Historic Preservation Program: A matching grant program to improve, protect, preserve, rehabilitate, restore or acquire properties listed on the State or National Registers of Historic Places and for structural assessments and/or planning for such projects.
- Heritage Areas Program: A matching grant program for projects to acquire, preserve, rehabilitate or restore lands, waters or structures, identified in the approved management plans for Heritage Areas designated under section 35.03 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law and for structural assessments or planning for such projects. Projects must fall within a New York State Designated Heritage Area. To ensure a public benefit from the investment of state funds, appropriate long-term protections in the form of public access covenants, preservation covenants or conservation easements will be conveyed to the State for all Heritage Area grants.
For information about eligible budget items, see:
Priority projects are those that clearly demonstrate and document impact, planning initiatives, reasonableness of cost, and OPRHP Commissioner priorities for 2019. For additional information about funding priorities, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 171882
Grant awards are capped at $600,000. If the total project cost is greater than $4,000,000, up to $1,000,000 may be requested.
It is anticipated that acquisition and planning projects will be completed within one year and construction projects within two years; projects must be completed within five years from the date of the award of the grant.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://apps.cio.ny.gov/apps/cfa/
Questions about, or proposals for, listing on the State or National Register should be directed to the OPRHP National Register Unit at (518) 268-2213.
For more information, contact the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) Regional Grants Administrator (RGA) for your county. See contact information here:
Assistant Director, Contract Bureau
General contact information:
+1 (716) 846-8200
+1 (716) 846-8260
95 Perry Street
Buffalo, NY 14203-3030
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