LWCF Applications for 2022

Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources is accepting 2022 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) applications. This year approximately $1,843,483 is available for the acquisition and/or development of public outdoor recreational lands and facilities.

Eligible project properties must be maintained for public outdoor recreation for perpetuity. Applicants must be a municipality, county, school district or recreation district. There is a required non-federal match. LWCF grant applications must be emailed and postmarked no later than November 30, 2021.

Application materials and guidance are available online at   https://wyoparks.wyo.gov/index.php/learn/recreation-grants.

The materials have again been updated. Please download these documents: *The Handbook (2021 Update) *Application (2022 projects) *OPSP *Cost Estimate Template.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is America’s most important conservation program. It is funded from the federal oil and gas leases on the Outer Continental Shelf pursuant to the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act and appropriated by Congress. This federally funded grant is administered by the Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails. Since its inception in 1964, the program has funded hundreds of recreational projects throughout Wyoming totaling nearly $40 million and preserved outdoor recreation in approximately 372 locations.

For more information contact Janet Jares, LWCF Grant Specialist, at 307-256-1047 or Janet.Jares1@wyo.gov or Louisa Lopez, Grant Manager, at 307-777-6491 louisa.lopez@wyo.gov.

Janet Jares, Grants Specialist

Outdoor Recreation Office & Division of State Parks & Trails

2301 Central Avenue, Barrett Bldg, 4th Fl. - Cheyenne, WY 82002

Office: 307- 777-1927  Cell: (307) 256-1047

This email is not a promise of contract or funding.

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