Utah Division of Natural Resources (DNR) - Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation
05/01/19 Postmarked or Delivered in Person
Grants to Utah state and local government agencies, special districts, and Tribes for the creation and expansion of outdoor recreation areas and facilities for public use. Funding may be requested for land acquisitions, site developments, or a combination. Projects must serve the needs of the general public rather than special interest groups.
Assistance may be provided for acquisition (Acquisition Grant) of real property for public outdoor recreation use and/or development (Development Grant) of outdoor recreation facilities on property owned by the applicant. Projects that include acquisition and development (Combined Grant) are also within the scope of the LWCF grant program.
Acquisition Projects: Projects solely devoted to the acquisition of land for the development of public outdoor recreation. The owner must be reimbursed for certain costs of acquisition, such as title insurance and transfer fees.
Development Projects: Projects involving the development of outdoor recreation and related facilities that directly support the public recreation use of the area:
- Participants must own title to the land on which development will occur. If evidence of title is in the form of an easement or lease then the terms/duration of the lease must be in perpetuity (forever).
- Development plans should be based on the needs of the public. Facilities should be attractive and consistent with the setting. Depending on the nature and location of the project, improvements and structures should be designed as much as possible to be in harmony with the natural environment.
- Insurable improvements are restrooms, bathhouses, interpretive buildings and maintenance buildings.
- All new utility lines within the project site must be placed underground.
- Any easements or rights of ways located on or across the property to be encumbered may not curtail or restrict public outdoor recreation.
Combined Projects: Projects that involve not only an acquisition of land, but also the recreational development of that land. Tthe eligibility requirements for combined projects include all the criteria from Acquisition and Development Projects in order to be considered for funding.
Property acquired or developed with assistance from the LWCF shall be permanently dedicated for public outdoor recreation use. For operation and maintenance information, see page 8 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents below.
Eligible projects must be in accordance with the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). The applicant must agree to permanently dedicate approved projects sites for public outdoor recreation use and accept responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the facilities.
GrantWatch ID#: 180004
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Susan Zarekarizi, Program Coordinator
Utah State Parks and Recreation
Land and Water Grant Program
1594 W. North Temple, Suite 116
Salt Lake City, UT 84114