Eligible projects involve land acquisition, development, and major rehabilitation projects that are consistent with the outdoor recreation goals and objectives contained in the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).
Albany Aquatic Center
Acquisition – Acquiring land for public outdoor recreation areas, including new or additions to existing parks, wildlife areas, and open spaces.
Development – Developing basic outdoor recreation facilities including sports and playfields, picnic facilities, camping facilities or interpretive facilities. Other potential projects include roads, parking areas and restroom buildings.
Rehabilitation – Repairing, restoring or reconstructing on normal wear and tear of facilities. Rehabilitating projects are also those that help meet the access requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Planning and Feasibility Studies
Preliminary studies undertaken to determine and document a project's viability such as a city developing a plan as to where future parks will be located.
The results are used to make decisions whether to proceed with the project, its public need and benefit, how many, locations, activities and likely users, etc. It is an analysis of possible alternative solutions and a recommendation on the best alternative.
The above definition's intent is to provide help for communities who do not have a park master plan in place or whose plan or studies are significantly outdated.