Utah State Parks & Recreation is proud to administer four grant programs:
Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is a federally-funded program established to assist government agencies with creation of high-quality, public outdoor recreation facilities. LWCF grants have been used to construct golf courses, swimming pools and parks.
The 2017 Grant Cycle is now open. Two original, signed copies of the application must be postmarked or hand delivered by close of business on May 1, 2017.
Utah Off-highway Vehicle Trails Program is funded from state off-highway vehicle registrations and a small share of the Utah motor fuel tax. This grant program is available to federal agencies, political subdivisions of the state, and organized user groups for construction, improvement, operation, or maintenance of publicly-owned or administered motorized trails and facilities.
The federally-funded Recreational Trails Program (RTP) has helped with non-motorized and motorized trail development and maintenance, trail educational programs, and trail related environmental protection projects.
The Boating Access (BA) Program provides grant funds to the states, the District of Columbia and insular areas fish and wildlife agencies for projects that provide access to America’s waterways by developing new access facilities or renovation and/or improvement of existing facilities. The funds apportioned annually are derived from excise taxes on fishing equipment, motorboat and small engine fuels, import duties, and interest collected in the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund.
The Clean Vessel Act Grant Program (CVA) provides grant funds to the State of Utah for the construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of pumpout stations and waste reception facilities for recreational boaters. The grant also provides for educational programs that inform boaters of the importance of proper disposal of their sewage.
If you have additional questions, please contact the appropriate program coordinator.