Federal funding available for LWCF grants is a maximum of $150,000 per project, with a minimum 55 percent match.
Grants are open to any local government, city and county, and public school.
Park lands are held in perpetuity for outdoor recreation and cannot be converted to other use without permission from the National Park Service (NPS). Eligible projects must be open to the public at reasonable times. Project examples include but are not limited to:
- Ball fields
- Pools and water parks
- Archery and shooting ranges
- Camping facilities
- Picnic areas
- Golf courses
- Boating and fishing facilities
- Passive areas
Grant selection Process:
To be considered for a LWCF grant, applicants must fill out an application and submit it by the deadline listed. To assist with the process, an application guide has been provided that explains the requirements of the application. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to attend a LWCF application workshop.
Grant applications are scored according to information provided on the application and supporting documentation. The projects must be consistent with the findings in Missouri’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
Those applications with higher scores will receive an on-site inspection before being pre-approved at the state level. At that time the application will be forwarded to the National Park Service for review and final approval. This process may take nine to 12 months from the time the application is submitted.
How to administer my LWCF Project:
2015 LWCF Administrative Guide (PDF)
Post completion requirements include installing LWCF project signs, making regular inspections and maintaining all ADA requirements. Signs can be ordered by calling Missouri Vocational Enterprises at 573-751-6663 or 800-392-8486.
Conversions of park lands are required anytime a park is no longer used for outdoor recreation. This includes road or electrical easements that may encroach on properties protected under the LWCF regulations. Please contact Grants Management if there is the possibility of a conversion. The conversion checklist states the required steps to apply for park conversion. A conversion is not automatic and will need approval by the National Park Service.
FY2015 Funded Grants
|City of Cuba||ADA improvements at Cuba Sports Complex||$49,590|
|Polo R-VII School District||Polo Community Track||$75,000|
|King City R-1 School District||Breckenridge Track Project||$75,000|
|City of Waynesville||Little Heroes Playground in Roubidoux Park||$75,000|
|City of Warsaw||Drake Harbor Recreation Area Improvements||$56,550|
|City of Riverside||Missouri Riverfront Trail||$75,000|
|Princeton R-V School District||Outdoor Recreational and ADA Track and Field Project||$75,000|
|City of Park Hills||Haney Park Improvements||$74,394|
|City of Gladstone||Renovate Play Surface at Oak Grove Park||$15,868|
FY2014 Funded Grants
|Kirksville R-III School District||Northeast Missouri Inclusion Project Accessible Playground||$75,000.00|
|Northwest Missouri State University||Northwest Missouri Outdoor Classroom Project||$14,203.00|
|Eldon R-1 School District||South Elementary Playground Equipment||$35,653.00|
|Lincoln County R-III School District||Troy Middle School Tennis Courts & Trails Project||$75,000.00|
|City of Lee's Summitt||Miller J. Fields Sprayground||$75,000.00|
|City of Perryville||Viola Blechle Park Playground||$64,146.00|
|City of Jackson||Soccer Park Playground Development||$9,000.00|
|City of West Plains||Buck Park-Disc Golf Course and Park Restoration||$75,000.00|
|City of Salisbury||Basketball Court Renovation Project||$30,568.00|
|City of O'Fallon||Tennis Court Renovations at Westhoff Park||$75,000.00|
|City of Carterville||Carterville Multi Use Recreational Facilities||$54,999.00|
|City of Wildwood||Wildwood Greenway Phase VI Trail Development||$75,000.00|
|City of Odessa||Dyer Park-Lake Venita Trail Expansion Project||$75,000.00|
|City of Belton||Memorial Park Renovations||$68,047.00|
|City of Liberty||Westboro-Canterbury Trail Redevelopment||$58,500.00|
|Lincoln University||Myrtle Smith Livingston Park Tennis Court Rehabilitation||$75,000.00|
LWCF Grant Projects by County:
Click on the county below to see LWCF projects completed in that county.