Matching Grants

Matching Grants

  • 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


A Project Management Workshop, a Notice to Proceed and a fully executed Contract Agreement between the grantee and the Outdoor Recreation Grants Program are required prior to expending any funds for acquisition or development. Design and administration costs are exempt from this rule. Contact your Project Officer or consult the application guide for details for both Matching Grant and FUN Park Grant projects.

The following forms may be applicable to your specific Matching Grant project:

Please note: open the application in your web browser and then save on your computer hard drive. This is necessary for you to save any entries that you make to the fillable form.

***Applications must be mailed.***