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Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is a 50/50 matching grant program administered at the state level by the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (NDPRD) and funded at the federal level by the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS). The LWCF provides grants for outdoor recreation projects such as ball fields, pools, campgrounds, playgrounds, and land acquisitions for park development.

The following entities (only political subdivisions of the state of North Dakota with ownership of the project land) 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

Long term maintenance and legal requirements

Recreation areas that receive federal assistance through the Land and Water Conservation Fund must remain dedicated to public outdoor recreation use in perpetuity. Property within the project boundary may not be converted to any use other than outdoor recreation without prior approval from the NDPRD and National Park Service. The entire project site identified in the project agreement is subject to public law 88-578 Section 6(F).

Any converted property must be replaced by the local sponsor with property of equal or greater recreational value and usefulness. NDPRD should be notified prior to any change in use.

Applications

The next application cycle will open October 2014.

*Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program Competitive Grant---for more information, please click on the competitive grant tab at the top of this page.