Wyoming State Parks - Historic Sites and Trails
Grants to Wyoming towns, counties, cities, school districts, and recreation districts to acquire or develop outdoor recreation facilities and lands for public use. Grantees must dedicate the project site for use by the general public for perpetuity. Additionally, grantees must also agree to operate, maintain, and develop the area to acceptable National Park Service (NPS) standards for public outdoor recreation.
All applications must meet a State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) identified need and will then be numerically ranked by the Open Project Selection Process (OPSP).
Expenses for planning and engineering that are necessary to prepare the project for submission can be included in the eligible costs. This is the only exception to the "no retroactive costs rule." If any other work is performed or title to the land accepted prior to federal approval, the expenses incurred are not eligible for reimbursement.
Following are examples of facility development that would be eligible for reimbursement. This listing is not meant to be all inclusive but merely suggestive of what has been funded in the past.
-Ballfields - Baseball, softball, soccer, etc. could include lighting, fencing, dugouts, etc.
-Bleachers - Portable type bleachers of several hundred capacity will usually be eligible. Permanent grandstands will be considered on an individual basis.
-Boat Docks and Boat Landing Ramps - Only if no Dingle-Johnson funds are available. BUILDINGS - in support of public outdoor recreation are eligible; such as restrooms, storage buildings, service buildings, and small concession buildings.
-Campgrounds - can include facilities for either overnight camping or group camping such as a youth camp with primitive type cabins.
-Fishing Ponds - Subject to availability of Dingle-Johnson funds.
-Golf Courses - can include sprinkler system, pro-shop, etc., but CANNOT include large meeting rooms, bars, dining rooms, etc.
-Ice Skating Ponds
-Multi-Purpose Courts - for basketball, volleyball, etc.
-Parking Facilities - in support of outdoor recreation.
-Pathways and Trails - such as bridle paths, bicycle, pedestrian.
-Picnic Facilities - can include tables, grills, benches, trash receptacle, and picnic shelters.
-Playground Equipment - such as slides, merry-go-rounds, etc., but not equipment such as bats, balls, etc.
-Roads - within the park are eligible; city streets around the park are not eligible. Access roads from a public thoroughfare to the park area may be eligible if they do not serve any other purpose.
-Shooting Ranges - for rifles, pistols, skeet, etc.
-Sidewalks - within the park are eligible but perimeter sidewalks normally are not.
-Signs - such as information, directional or acknowledgment.
-Site Improvements - such as grading, land leveling, retaining walls, draining structures, etc.
-Ski Areas - including ski lifts.
-Snowmobile Facilities - such as trails and race tracks.
-Swimming Beaches and Pools - can include bathhouse.
-Tennis Courts - which can also be lighted.
-Utility Systems - which must be underground. No overhead wiring systems are eligible for reimbursement. If there are any existing overhead utility lines, they are to be buried, relocated, or screened from view. Cost of burying, relocation, or screening would be an eligible project cost.
Allowable costs include, but are not limited to:
-Personal Services of those employees and supervisors directly engaged in the execution of a project. The cost of such compensation is allowable to the extend it (a) is reasonable for the services rendered and (b) is determined and supported by generally accepted payroll practices and (c) is supported by time and attendance or equivalent records.
-Fringe Benefits, such as vacations, holidays and sick leave, insurance, retirement plans, social security contributions, etc. which are regularly provided to employees by the project sponsor are legitimate personal services costs and are eligible for reimbursement. Fringe benefit costs to a project should be computed in proportion to the time spent on a project.
-Consultant Services that are necessary for a project are generally eligible costs. No consultant fee paid to any Federal, State or project sponsor's employee will be eligible for reimbursement unless specifically agreed to by the National Park Service.
-Equipment costs including (a) leasing or renting equipment used in the execution of a project are generally eligible for matching; (b)equipment that is owned by the project sponsor. These may be charged against the project on a use allowance or depreciation basis. This would include the cost of the equipment for operation and maintenance, e.g. gas, oil, tires, etc. Charges must be substantiated by records of payment and/or records of hours, days, etc., when equipment was used. (c) The cost of equipment required to make a facility initially operational as: pumps, sprinkler systems, ski lifts, etc. NOTE: Equipment to be used for operation and maintenance of the project site is not eligible, e.g. lawn mowers, tractors, tools.
-Supplies and Materials which may be purchased for a specific project or may be drawn from a central stock. The former should be charged to a project at their actual price, less discounts, rebates, etc. and the latter should be charged at cost under any recognized method of pricing consistently applied. Incoming transportation charges are a proper part of material costs.
-Construction which covers all necessary construction activities, from site preparation through completion. Construction may be carried out through a contract with a private firm or by the use of the project sponsor's own personnel and equipment.
-Information and Interpretation Costs directly related to a project. These may include informational and directional signs, display boards, dioramas, or other facilities which interpret or explain the project area. Publicity costs are not eligible.
Costs of Purchases of Real Property or of Interest in Real Property - Assistance is limited to the lesser of fair market value or actual amount paid. Any incidental costs of acquisition, such as appraisals, legal fees, etc., are not eligible for matching.
The cost of acquiring real property from other public agencies may be eligible for matching provided:
(a) the land was not originally acquired by the other agencies for recreation, or it has been so managed while in public ownership.
(b) no Federal assistance was involved in the original acquisition by the other agency.
(c) if the selling agency is Federal, fair market value is paid.
GrantWatch ID#: 176423
All costs must be incurred after the project has received approval from the NPS.
All billing requests must be received within a two year period from the final approval date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Tracy Williams, Grant Specialist
Division of State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails
2301 Central Avenue, Barrett Building
Cheyenne, WY 82002