Grants Administration Manual

Measure A

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The Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District (RPOSD) is responsible for implementing and administering the Los Angeles County Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks and Beaches Measure of 2016 (Measure A). On this page you can access and refer to the current Measure A Grants Administrative Manual (GAM) in full form as well as by organized sections.

An update to this document went into effect on March 1, 2021:

Town Hall: Updates Effective March 2021

A Town Hall took place on February 23, 2021 to introduce the updates to this document that will be effective March 2021. Another one has been scheduled for March 4, 2021 for those who were not able to attend the first one.

Clarity regarding incurred costs under Measure A*:

Payments/Claims –  All costs incurred prior to March 1, 2021, will be processed pursuant to the Measure A GAM in effect as of February 28, 2021.  The District will accept eligible indirect and overhead rates submitted by grantees for reimbursement.  The District may require documentation in order to determine the eligibility of those rates.  Grantees should be prepared to provide additional back-up documents and/or written explanation of these costs.

Payments/Claims – All costs incurred on or after March 1, 2021, will be processed pursuant to the Measure A GAM in effect as of March 1, 2021.

*This is relevant to Measure A ONLY.  All Prop A claims/payments submitted will be processed pursuant to the current Prop A guidelines; we have not updated the Prop A GAM as of yet.  The District anticipates updates to the Prop A GAM, consistent with the updates to the Measure A GAM, in the near future. Click here for Proposition A GAM

Revisions have been made to the following sections of the Measure A GAM:
  • Section 1.9 – Branding Policy
  • Section 2.1.9 – Planning and Design Projects using Annual Allocations
  • Section 2.2.1-2.2.3 – Evaluation Criteria – Natural Lands, Local Beaches, Water Conservation and Protection Program (Category 3), Regional Recreation, Multi-Use Trails and Accessibility Program (Category 4), and Acquisition-Only Competitive Grant Programs
  • Section 2.4 – Technical Assistance Program
  • Section 3.3.6 – Community Engagement and Outreach (Virtual Engagement)
  • Section 3.4.4 – Eligible/Ineligible Expenses for Grants
  • Section 3.4.4 – Advanced Funds Policy
  • Section 3.4.4 – Supporting documentation requirements for Grant reimbursements
  • Section 3.4.8 – Eligible/Ineligible Expenses for Maintenance and Servicing
  • Section 3.4.8 – Supporting documentation requirements for Maintenance and Servicing reimbursements
  • Appendix B – Displacement Avoidance Goals and Objectives

All questions have been gathered from attendees during the session via the Q&A chat-box. We are currently compiling them into a comprehensive collection of FAQ. If you have additional related questions for us to address, please email them to info@RPOSD.lacounty.gov. Thank you for your patience. 

Section 1.9Branding Policy
Section 2.1.9Planning and Design Projects using Annual Allocations
Section 2.2.1-2.2.3Evaluation Criteria – Natural Lands, Local Beaches, Water Conservation and Protection Program (Category 3), Regional Recreation, Multi-Use Trails and Accessibility Program (Category 4), and Acquisition-Only Competitive Grant Programs
Section 2.4 Technical Assistance Program
Section 3.3.6Community Engagement and Outreach (Virtual Engagement)
Section 3.4.4Eligible/Ineligible Expenses for Grants
Section 3.4.4 Advanced Funds Policy
Section 3.4.4 Supporting documentation requirements for Grant reimbursements
Section 3.4.8Eligible/Ineligible Expenses for Maintenance and Servicing
Section 3.4.8 Supporting documentation requirements for Maintenance and Servicing reimbursements
Appendix BDisplacement Avoidance Goals and Objectives