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 Programs

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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 areas. | Guidelines Coming Soon

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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. | Guidelines Coming Soon

This will be maintained and updated with relevant dates and status information of the the different competitive grant programs.

3.15.2022

RPOSD will schedule a new application filing period for the 2022 Competitive Grant Programs cycle, which include the following programs:

  • Recreation Access*
  • Youth & Veteran Job Training and Placement

*We are in partnership with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to meet the directives of both our Boards as well as leverage our separate funding sources to begin to meet the needs of our communities in accessing parks as well as recreation programs.

Applications for these programs are coming soon

Details on all relevant workshops and accompanying instructional materials, when available, will be shared in this section. 

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

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

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. | Read Guidelines 

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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. | Read Guidelines 

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Acquisition-Only

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

This will be maintained and updated with relevant dates and status information of the the different competitive grant programs.

Details on all relevant workshops and accompanying instructional materials, when available, will be shared in this section. 

Questions regarding these competitive funding opportunities were collected previously. Submissions are compiled into a list of “Questions & Answers” (Q&A)

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

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