Land and Water Conservation Funds Available

May 13, 2016

The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1964 (LWCF) was established to assist federal, state and local governments in the acquisition and/or development of public outdoor recreation facilities.  The program is administered at the federal level by the National Park Service and at the state level by the Bureau of Parks and Lands in the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

The maximum grant request amount this year of $300,000, with a 50% match required.

All applications and support documents must be submitted electronically according to prescribed measures.

A pre-approval site inspection is a required first step for any application.  The deadline to request this inspection is the end of July 2016.  This inspection serves two purposes:  To assure that the proposed project is eligible for the LWCF program and; To discuss the application process with the applicant to answer questions and help to build a foundation for a successful application.

To request your site inspection now, just follow this link

To learn more about the current LWCF program, to view the updated application materials, or to find contact information for the program manager, please visit this link to the Maine LWCF grant website.

Eligible agencies are encouraged to contact the Grants and Community Recreation program at the address below for assistance and guidance in the application process.


Grants and Community Recreation

Bureau of Parks and Lands

124 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

Doug Beck, Outdoor Recreation Supervisor
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