Competitive Grant Programs

Funded by Measure A, RPOSD’s competitive grant programs are designed to invest in eligible programmatic or capital projects consistent with or similar to those identified in the Parks Need Assessment and bridge the equity gap. As outlined in the Measure A Resolution under Section 5(b)(3) through Section5(b)(5), these programs are:

  • Natural Lands, Local Beaches, Water Conservation and Protection
  • Regional Recreation, Multi-Use Trails and Accessibility
  • Youth & Veteran Job Training and Placement
  • Recreation Access
  • Acquisition-Only

Explore the rest of this page to learn more about each specific program!

Upcoming Competitive Grant Program

This will be maintained and updated with the open competitive grant program’s relevant dates and status information.


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for acquisition-only projects that meet the goals of the Natural Lands, Local Beaches, Water Conservation and Protection Competitive Grant Program or the Regional Recreation, Multi-use Trails and Accessibility Competitive Grant Program. This program prioritizes urgent acquisitions in High or Very High Need Study Areas as well as trails connections and access, wildlife corridors, and critical habitat.

Important Dates

Application Filing Opens
July 8, 2024
Application Deadline
10:00 AM on
September 27, 2024
Anticipated Award Announcement
December 2024

Available Funding

Total $14.5 Million

Out of which, 30% are earmarked for TAP Eligible Entity Applicants.


Coming soon!

Application filing opens on the Grants Management System (GMS) on Monday, July 8, 2024.

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RPOSD will provide an overview of the 2024 Acquisition-Only Competitive Grant Program in July 2024 — more details to follow. Join our mailing list by filling out the form at the bottom of this page to stay posted about the upcoming workshop and deadlines.

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Have a question about the 2024 Acquisition-Only Competitive Grant Program? Send your question to with “2024 Acquisition-Only Competitive Grant Program” in the subject line. We highly recommend reading the guidelines and attending our virtual workshop before submitting a question.

The deadline to submit questions about this competitive funding opportunity is August 9, 2024.

Questions from workshop participants and potential applicants will be collected, answered, and compiled into a “Questions & Answers (Q&A)” document. This document will be made available to all here.

Resources that provide background or supporting information on the open competitive program, such as maps, reports, motions, and strategic plans, will be shared here.

Parks Needs Assessment:

Closed Competitive Grant Programs

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Natural Lands, Local Beaches, Water Conservation and Protection

for projects that improve and protect open space, watersheds, and water resources through planning, acquisition, development, improvement, and restoration of multi-benefit parks.

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Regional Recreation Facilities, Multi-use Trails and Accessibility

for acquisition, development, improvement, restoration, or rehabilitation projects that improve, connect, and protect regional recreational facilities, trails, and accessibility.

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Recreation Access

for programs that increase Los Angeles County residents’ accessibility to public lands, park facilities, and park amenities, including education, interpretive services, safety information, transportation, and other activities, especially for those in High and Very High Need Study Areas.

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Youth and Veteran Job Training and Placement

for programs that provide education and skills training (career development) or certification and job placement in the field of parks and recreation to youth and veterans.


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