On July 14, 2022, RPOSD announced the allocation of over $9 million in Measure A funds to 30 Los Angeles County cities and unincorporated communities with the highest park needs for technical assistance services. The funding aims to stimulate park projects that will add new parkland in areas with significantly less park acreage than the Los Angeles County average, per the County Parks Needs Assessment. The funding allocation may be used in the following areas:
- To conduct a land inventory to determine acquisition potential for new parkland;
- To fund due diligence and pre-acquisition real estate negotiations related to land acquisition; and
- To conduct elements related to new park development for vacant land including community outreach and engagement, design, project, and construction management.
RPOSD established the Technical Assistance Program (TAP) to assist our highest park need entities develop eligible park projects and competitive applications for its Measure A grant programs or other funding opportunities, such as local, state, federal, and private funding, with a nexus to Measure A. Through TAP, these entities will be connected with qualified professional consultants who will guide and support them through the stages of park project development, with the cost reimbursed by Measure A.