The Nevada Division of State Parks announced the availability of $300,000 in federal funds for local park and recreation improvement and acquisition projects through the Land and Water Conservation Fund program.
All local governments — including counties, cities, towns, general improvement districts, and Native American tribal governments — are potentially eligible for the 50-50 matching grants offered through the program.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 was enacted to assist in preserving, developing and assuring recreational accessibility to local parks for present and future generations.
Previous projects included development of the Herrera skateboard park in Elko, the Out of Town Park in Fernley, the Double Diamond Park in Reno and the Springs Preserve playground in Las Vegas.
The application package and grant manual are available online at parks.nv.gov. The due date for grant applications is 5 p.m. on May 8.
Applications must be submitted to Nevada Division of State Parks; Attn: Jenny Scanland; 901 S. Stewart St., Suite 5005; Carson City, NV 89701. Faxed or emailed copies will not be accepted.
The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 3.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 23 parks, historic sites and recreation areas in Nevada.