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Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program Competitive Grant

The Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program is targeting projects that would acquire and/or develop public land for outdoor recreation purposes located within or serving jurisdictions delineated by the Census Bureau from the 2010 Census as having populations of 50,000 or more people and consisting of densely settled territory. A list of areas was published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2012 (77Fed. Reg. 18652-18669) and can be found here.

LWCF Competitive Grants may be used for the acquisition or development (or a combination) of lands and facilities that will provide outdoor recreation opportunities to the public.

The following entities only political subdivisions of the state of North Dakota with ownership of the project land) with a population of 50,000 or more people and consisting of densely settled territory are eligible and may apply:

  • Cities, counties, and townships
  • Park boards and park districts
  • School districts
  • State agencies
  • Water management districts
  • Federally-recognized Indian tribes

Please note:

  • Minimum request: $250,000
  • Maximum request: $750,000
  • Grants require a minimum of 1:1 match from state, local, or private sources.

Prior to submitting a pre-application:

  • Please contact Kevin at kstankiewicz@nd.gov or 701-328-5364 to notify of your intent to submit a pre-application and/or if you have any questions.
  • For a pre-application click here.