LWCF Funding Available for Local South Dakota Communities to Enhance Outdoor Recreation Opportunities


PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) announced today that the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) 2023 grant application is now open.

Public outdoor recreation projects sponsored by city, county, township, and tribal governments are eligible to receive the grant money.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund provides up to 50 percent reimbursement for approved outdoor recreation projects that seek at least $10,000 in grant assistance. Grants will be awarded for development or renovation of public outdoor recreation facilities or the acquisition of park land.

The application deadline is April 28, 2023. 

LWCF funds are federal dollars that are apportioned to states by Congress to fund public outdoor recreation projects.

Application packets are available on the Game, Fish, and Parks website. For more information contact Grants Coordinator Randy Kittle at 605.773.5490 or by email at randy.kittle@state.sd.us

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