Proposals accepted for grants

Published 6:00 am Friday, September 18, 2020

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is accepting proposals for $8 million in Land and Water Conservation Fund grants. Proposals must be for the acquisition of land for public outdoor recreation.

Requests must be for a minimum of $250,000 with a minimum total project cost of $500,000. There is no maximum request for this grant cycle. The LWCF is a 50- 50 percent matching reimbursement program. Grantees must be able to fund 100 percent of their project while seeking periodic reimbursements. A separate grant cycle for development projects will be held after the next apportionment cycle.

The following are eligible to apply:

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– Counties, cities and towns.

– Park and recreation authorities.

– Tribal governments.

– State agencies.

Applications are due no later than Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 5 p.m. Faxed and emailed applications will not be accepted.

Instructions on how to compete for funding, the LWCF application manual and the application are available at www.dcr.

Questions directly related to the LWCF application process can be emailed to