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News Release
Local Government Grant Program now accepting applications for park and recreation projects - 01/09/20

The Local Government Grant Program (LGGP) is now accepting applications for the 2020 grant cycle. The LGGP helps local government agencies fund outdoor park and recreation areas and facilities, and acquire property for park purposes. Approximately $6 million in reimbursement funds are available for the 2020 cycle.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Webinar workshop: 10 a.m. - noon, Feb. 12 online
  • In-person workshop: 10 a.m. - noon, Feb. 13 in Salem

Information presented at both workshops will be the same. Registration is required. To register, contact Mark Cowan, Grant Program Coordinator, at k.cowan@oregon.gov">mark.cowan@oregon.gov.

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

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

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