Available via the TAP initiative under Measure A
Introduction to Technical Assistance offered by the District
What does it entail?
The L.A. County Regional Park and Open Space District (RPOSD) provides Grantmaking Resources and Technical Assistance to help communities create multi-benefit park projects and programs throughout L.A. County. Funded by Measure A: the LA County Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks and Beaches Measure of 2016, the Technical Assistance Program (TAP) helps public agencies and eligible non-profit organizations gain the skills they need to develop grant proposals, apply for Measure A funding, manage their park projects or programs once grants are awarded. Additional curated professional consulting services will be available soon to park ‘high-need’ or ‘very-high-need’ communities.
RPOSD has developed resources to assist all 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. Current RPOSD Grantmaking Resources will be available on this page:
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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 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.
POSD is proud to be working with a team of experts to develop Technical Resources and Urban Parks TAP.