Land & Water Conservation Fund Grant Now Open

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Land & Water Conservation Fund Grant Now Open

 

The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (NDPRD) is soliciting preliminary applications for the FY19 Land and Water Conservation Fund through January 17, 2020.  The purpose of an initial application is for eligible grant sponsors to outline potential projects and have them reviewed by NDPRD before the full application process.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a federal program funded by offshore oil and gas royalties that was created by Congress in 1964 to safeguard natural areas, water resources, cultural heritage and to provide recreation opportunities to all Americans.  NDPRD administers North Dakota’s stateside program and has been apportioned over $1.5 million for Fiscal Year 19.   North Dakota has granted over $38 million to over 1,100 projects in 53 counties through this program. 

Eligible project sponsors include cities, counties, and townships; park and school districts; state agencies; water management districts and Federally recognized Indian tribes. 

During the pre-application process, NDPRD will review the sponsor’s and project’s eligibility.  Sponsors are required to be Title VI compliant, and any non-compliant sponsors can become certified during this time.  NDPRD can assist sponsors in determining land ownership, assisting with the budget narrative, and assist in completing any other requirements for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Completing a preliminary application is not required in order to apply during the full application process, but it is highly recommended.  An LWCF grant workshop will be held on January 28, 2020, at NDPRD Bismarck office to assist project sponsors with the grant application and management.

For more information, contact Char Binstock, Grants Coordinator at cbinstock@nd.gov, (701) 328-5364 or wwww.parkrec.nd.gov/business.

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For More Information Contact:

Char Binstock, Grants Coordinator at cbinstock@nd.gov, (701) 328-5364
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