Baton Rouge: The federal Land and Water Conservation Fund provided $697,640 to the Louisiana Office of State Parks to fund outdoor recreation and development for the improvement of urban areas or protection of natural spaces.
The funds have provided more than $70 million in development of outdoor recreation facilities in Louisiana since the program’s beginning in 1964. Throughout the 50-year program, more than 900 projects have been funded in Louisiana. Projects include ball fields, picnic areas, fishing facilities, tennis courts, hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, parks, swimming pools and splash parks.
Applications for grant allocations are available to all political subdivisions and must be completed by April 1, 2015.
Additional information about Louisiana’s LWCF program, eligibility requirements, information on projects in the program, and online application can be found at: http://www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/grant-opportunities-for-recreation/land-water-conservation/index/
Find more information on the LWCF at: http://lwcfcoalition.org/in-the-news/1183-july8-2014-secretary-jewell-announces-43-million-to-states-for-parks-outdoor-recreation-through-land-water-conservation-fund.html