TAP Partners

Become a Qualified Vendor &
Provide Technical Assistance

The Measure A Technical Assistance Program (TAP) provides grantmaking information, training, technical resources, and curated professional consulting services (reserved for communities in Study Areas with High or Very High Park Need).  These resources are meant to help develop new park concepts for the Measure A competitive grant categories.

Successful park projects are needed in all our communities.  It is valuable to have the active participation of the community, other infrastructure investment programs, non-profits, community-based organizations, private sector business, and mission-focused philanthropic organizations.  We encourage the active participation and collaboration with all community, public, and private entities who are interested in strengthening our parks and open space.

Navigating the District’s TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

ON THIS PAGE, information is available for professionals and organizations interested in providing consulting for TAP eligible projects and becoming a Qualified Vendor.

To learn more about TAP services specialized towards eligible projects that serve PNA Study Areas with High or Very High Park Need, please refer to TAP SERVICES.

To find the latest information on workshops, toolkits, and other nonspecialized TAP resources available to everyone, you should refer to TAP INFORMATION & RESOURCES.

For general information about Measure A and Proposition A funding, such as accessing details about existing grants on the Grants Management System or maintaining your park inventory on LA Parks Portal, refer to the tabs under GRANTEE on the menu bar.

New Park Development Technical Assistance Helps Local Communities

The Los Angeles County Regional Parks and Open Space District (RPOSD) will provide $1,000,000 to assist communities across Los Angeles County develop park projects and successfully apply for grants.  The goal is to increase the amount of park space and improve neighborhood access to open space in those communities with the highest need for parks and open space. These communities are also often disadvantaged by increased poverty, air pollution, and poor health.  Workshops will be held to provide detailed information to eligible cities, community-based organizations, and park development professionals.

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.
  • Help TAP eligible communities compete for over $200 million in grants for:
Collaboration

RPOSD has obtained a wide range of input and collaboration with external resources. These include: Measure A Implementation Steering Committee, program advisors, Private philanthropic organizations and non-profits, and other governmental agencies.  We value these relations and will work to expand these collaborations.

TAP Vendors

Qualified parkland development consultants and service providers are encouraged to submit their ‘Statement of Qualifications’ and become Qualified Vendors.  A list of Qualified Vendors will be made available to park eligible entities for their TAP professional consulting service needs.

If your ‘Statement of Qualifications’ is approved, you can become a TAP Partner via the following ways:

Directories

The Regional Park and Open Space District’s TAP will maintain a list of Qualified Vendors for the full spectrum of skills needed to support projects across all stages of development.

Are you a professional or organization that can provide specialized skills and services related to Community Outreach and Engagement in park development? Attend the workshop to learn more about how you can become a Qualified Vendor!

Are you a professional or organization that can provide specialized skills and services related to Environmental Studies (needed for brownfields or contaminated sites)? Attend the workshop to learn more about how you can become a Qualified Vendor!

Are you a professional or organization that can provide specialized skills and services related to Acquisition Services? Attend the workshop to learn more about how you can become a Qualified Vendor!

Are you a professional or organization that can provide specialized skills and services related to Park Services, Programs, Recreation, and Amenities? Attend the workshop to learn more about how you can become a Qualified Vendor!

Are you a professional or organization that can provide specialized skills and services related to planning, engineering, scoping, design, and construction documents? Attend the workshop to learn more about how you can become a Qualified Vendor!

Are you a professional or organization that can provide specialized skills and services related to Application and Grant Writing for Project Funding and Co-funding? Attend the workshop to learn more about how you can become a Qualified Vendor!

Are you a professional or organization that can provide specialized skills and services related to Park Project Construction and Open Space Management? Attend the workshop to learn more about how you can become a Qualified Vendor!