The Regional Park and Open Space District (RPOSD) released the 2019-2020 competitive grant application cycle for the Recreation Access and Youth and the Veterans Job Training and Placement Programs in late 2019. In the weeks following the February 25, 2020 close of the application process, the County of Los Angeles faced dramatic changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under the current COVID-19 restrictions, the proposed programs are not feasible as submitted. Given the competitive nature of the application process, the guidelines for both grant programs prohibit material changes to scope and budget. Given the lack of feasibility, RPOSD is cancelling the application cycle for both programs and will not make funding awards.
RPOSD will announce a new application filing period for each program with updated program guidelines that will allow applicants to address COVID-19 restrictions in their applications.