Full and permanent funding was guaranteed to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) recently when President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) into law today, August 4th.
This year, Wyoming has received $1,843,483 for public outdoor recreation projects.
This legislation ensures funds will be set aside specifically for conservation and recreation and will not be redirected for other purposes, according to a release from Wyo Parks.
The Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources agency’s Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails manages these funds delegated to Wyoming.
Eligible applicants include: municipalities, counties, school districts or recreation districts. LWCF grant applications must be postmarked no later than December 31st. More grant information can be found by clicking here.
“We encourage communities to apply and to call with any project planning or grant application questions,” Wyoming State Parks Grant Manager Louisa Lopez said. “There is still time to put some planning and thought into your projects as these applications will be due at the end of the year.”
Some examples from last year’s funding included a grant to the Town of Marbleton to building a community fishing pond, the City of Sundance to build a central park, and the City of Cheyenne replaced synthetic turf on a baseball field.