Outdoor Recreation Acquisition, Development and Planning aka Land and Water Conservation Fund Program
CSFA Number: 422-11-1094
Agency Name
Department Of Natural Resources (422)
Agency Contact
Kathy Barker
217 782 7481
Short Description
Provides funding assistance to local government agencies for acquisition and/or development of land for public parks and open space. Must be open and available for general public use.
Subject Area
Environment and Culture
Program Function
Natural Resources
Enabling Legislation
20 ILCS 805/805-70 20 ILCS 860/ (Outdoor Recreation Resources Act)
Objectives and Goals
Promote government acquisition/development of lands for public use as parks and open space. Development projects focus on active recreational opportunities such as picnic and playground facilities, outdoor nature interpretive facilities, sports courts and play fields, swimming pools, beaches and bathhouses, campgrounds and fishing piers, winter sports facilities and can include supporting infrastructure such as park roads and paths, parking, utilities and restrooms. Land acquisition projects provide site for active recreational amenities in addition to water frontage, nature study, and natural resource preservation
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Projects are limited to acquisition and/or development of land for public parks and open space that are open and available for general public use.
Eligibility Requirements
Any governmental body is eligible: cities, townships, villages, conservation districts, forest preserve districts and park districts. School districts are not eligible because they can't buy or sell real property for outdoor recreational purposes. Department of Natural Resources is also eligible to use LWCF funds for development projects and land acquisition providing matching funds are available.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $2,500,000
FY 2018 : $3,100,000
FY 2019 : $5,500,000
FY 2020 : $2,850,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details2018LWCF$0 - $7500005/01/2017 - 07/03/2017 : 5:00 pm
Details2019LWCF$0 - $75000004/02/2018 - 05/15/2018 : 5:00 pm
Details2019ORLP$250000 - $75000005/22/2018 - 07/20/2018 : 5:00 PM
Details2019LWCF-2$0 - $75000008/01/2018 - 10/01/2018 : 5:00 pm
Details2020.LWCF$0 - $75000007/01/2019 - 08/19/2019 : 5:00 pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
17-00996Forest Preserve District of Kane County04/18/201812/31/2020750,000
17-00997Butterfield Park District09/24/201809/30/2021550,000
17-01001St. Charles Park District09/24/201809/30/2021473,860
17-00995Glenview Park District07/01/201807/31/2020383,500
1700999xxxItasca Park District09/24/201809/30/2021350,000