RPOSD Technical Assistance Program (TAP)
The L.A. County Regional Park and Open Space District (RPOSD) provides Technical Assistance to help communities create multi-benefit park projects and programs throughout L.A. County. This is funded by Measure A, the LA County Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks and Beaches Measure of 2016.
What is TAP?
The TAP helps public agencies and eligible non-profit organizations gain the skills they need to develop grant proposals, apply for Measure A funding, and once grants are awarded, manage their park projects or programs. Click here for the main TAP web page, a space that will be continuously updated as the program develops.
Who Can Apply for TAP?
A public agency or non-profit organizations who meets the grant applicant eligibility requirements can obtain assistance. Grant applicants with projects in Very High Need or High Need Study Areas can receive additional support through the Urban Parks Technical Assistance Program (Urban Parks TAP) once it has been developed and implemented in January 2021.
RPOSD has developed resources to assist grant applicants through all stages of their proposed park project or program. Additional tools are being developed and will be available as they are completed. RPOSD Technical Resources can be found online at: http://rposd.lacounty.gov/manage-your-measure-a-grant/
1. Park Planning Handbook
How to plan a park or open space project in your community.
2. Measure A Basics Handbook
A complete overview of Measure A funding programs
3. Grant Writing Handbook
How to apply to Measure A grant programs
Urban Parks Technical Assistance Program (Urban Parks TAP)
The Urban Parks TAP will provide multi-year training, park and technical assistance for cities and communities in Very High or High Park Need Areas to support the development of park project and program ideas into new grant proposals for Measure A’s competitive grant programs. The Urban Parks TAP map showing Need Area Groupings can be viewed here.
Urban Parks TAP is being informed by Community Ambassadors, who are helping to identify the assistance needed. Urban Parks TAP will include assistance to help:
- Develop park project proposals that integrate multiple public benefits such as recreation, natural habitat, trails, water, public health, workforce development, education, stormwater reuse, transit and other elements;
- Develop innovative partnerships to apply for and manage Measure A competitive grants;
- Overcome challenges associated with developing proposals and applying for Measure A competitive grants;
- Build long-term organizational capacity.
Who Can Apply for Urban Parks TAP?
A public agency or non-profit organization working in a Very High Need or High Need Park Area who meets the grant applicant eligibility requirements can request assistance through the Urban Parks TAP once it has been developed and implemented in January 2021.
RPOSD is proud to be working with a team of experts to develop Technical Resources and Urban Parks TAP.