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Local Government Grant Program now accepting applications for parks and recreation projects

January 9, 2019

The Local Government Grant Program (LGGP) is now accepting applications for the 2019 grant cycle. LGGP helps local government agencies fund outdoor park and recreation areas and facilities, and acquire property for park purposes. Approximately $5.4 million in reimbursement funds are available for the 2019 cycle.

Eligible applicants: cities, counties, metropolitan service districts, park and recreation districts, and port districts.

Two workshops will be held in February to help new and returning applicants navigate the application process and learn about the program:

  • In-person workshop: 10 a.m. – noon, Feb. 7 in Salem
  • Webinar workshop: 10 a.m. – noon, Feb. 14 online

Information at both workshops will be the same. Registration is required; to register contact Mark Cowan, Grant Program Coordinator, at mark.cowan@oregon.gov.

Program grants are split into large, small and planning categories. Application deadlines for each kind of grant:

  • Large grants deadline: April 1
  • Small grants deadline: May 1
  • Planning grants deadline: May 15

Access to the LGGP application is online at oprdgrants.org. New applicants must first request an account via the website before they’re granted application access.

Additional information about LGGP, including the grant manual, application instructions, pre-application worksheet, and program schedule is also on oprdgrants.org.

LGGP is administered by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD). The program has awarded more than $60 million in grant reimbursement funds since 1999.