Grants Program

Grants Program

Mission

The mission of the Outdoor Recreation Grants Program is to improve the management, planning and overall quality of Arkansas’s Outdoor recreation resources through advocacy, research, technical assistance, and grant funding.

MATCHING

  • Eligible applicants: all municipalities and counties in Arkansas
  • Maximum award: up to $250,000 + an equal match by applicant
  • Eligible projects: development of outdoor recreation facilities and land acquisition
  • Funding: reimbursement up to 50% of project costs
  • Grant completion timeframe: grant projects should be completed within two years of award notice

FUN PARK

  • Eligible applicants: municipalities in Arkansas with populations of 2,500 or less and unincorporated communities; community is ineligible if it has received a FUN Park grant in the past 5 years sponsored by the county governments
  • Maximum award: up to $100,000 (no match required)
  • Eligible projects: development of most outdoor recreation facilities
  • Funding: grantee will be issued the entire grant amount prior to project development
  • Grant completion timeframe: grant projects should be completed within two years of award notice