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Outdoor Recreation Grants - Recreation Acquisition and Development Grant

Grants to Rhode Island Municipal Agencies and Tribes
to Purchase and Develop Outdoor Recreational Areas

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Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management - Planning and Development, Green Space Grant Programs

Deadline Date:

12/11/19 3:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Rhode Island municipal agencies and Tribes to acquire, develop, and renovate outdoor recreational areas and facilities for public use. Applicants must hold a public meeting about proposed projects prior to applying. Funding is intended for small-scale development, large-scale development, and land acquisition projects.

Eligible Projects:

  • Recreation Acquisition Projects:  Recreation land acquisitions shall require:
    • The purchase of fee simple title to land that will be developed for outdoor recreation purposes; and
    • A master plan for development of the property.
  • Recreation Development Projects:  Development projects shall be designed to provide public outdoor recreation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169989

Estimated Size of Grant:

Large Recreation Development grants: Up to a maximum of $400,000
Small Recreation Development Grants: Up to a maximum of $100,000
Recreation Acquisition Grants: Up to a maximum of $400,000

Term of Contract:

Grant agreements are for a 2-year period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant must be a municipal agency or a Native American Tribe. Municipal agencies may submit applications in partnership with non-municipal entities. For the purposes of this program, school departments do not qualify as a municipal agency.

Generally, the recreational facility should be owned by the municipality. At a minimum, the municipality must custody of the facility, control the use of the facility, and be responsible for the facility’s maintenance and care. Recreational facilities owned and operated by a school department are not eligible unless the custody and control of the facility is granted to the municipality. Copies of the property deeds, leases, restrictions or other appropriate documents must be provided upon request.

Examples of ineligible projects:

Recreation Acquisition Projects:
- Projects to purchase easements, development rights, etc.;
- Projects that would significantly limit public access in the days or times that the facility is available to the public;

Recreation Development Projects:
- Projects primarily involving planning without proposing new or expanded recreational resources;
- Projects that would significantly limit public access in the days or times that the facility is available to the public;
- Projects that are primarily for normal maintenance and repair of facilities.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by December 11, 2019, at 3:00 PM.

These are matching grants:
- Large Recreation Development grants: Up to 80% matching funds
- Small Recreation Development Grants: Up to 80% matching funds
- Recreation Acquisition Grants: Up to 50% matching funds

Public Participation: Project sponsors shall hold at least one public meeting or hearing with proper public notice not more than 6 months prior to grant submission to insure the proposed project has been thoroughly vetted and public officials and residents support the project before the application is reviewed. This is required for all project categories regardless of funding levels.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For questions and to submit materials, contact:

Lisa McGreavy
lisa.mcgreavy@dem.ri.gov
401-222-4700 ext. 7611

Megan DiPrete, Chief,
DEM Office of Planning & Development
Megan.Diprete@dem.ri.gov
401.222.2776 Ext. 4307

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