Open Space Land Acquisition & Development
CSFA Number: 422-11-0970
Agency Name
Department Of Natural Resources (422)
Agency Contact
Kathy Barker
217 782 7481
dnr.grants@illinois.gov
Short Description
Acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation facilities by local units of government through competitive reimbursement grants.
Subject Area
Environment and Culture
Program Function
Community Development
Enabling Legislation
20 ILCS 805/805-70, 525 ILCS 35/ (Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Act) 35 ILCS 200/31-35 (fund source)
Objectives and Goals
Support local units of government in the acquisition of/or development of lands to provide public parks and open spaces.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Acquisition and/or development of land for public parks and open spaces.
Eligibility Requirements
Must be a Local Unit of Government to apply.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Written applications must be submitted to IDNR between May 1 and July 1 of each calendar year, with grant awards typically announced by December or January. Only those local government agencies having statutory authority to acquire and develop land for public park purposes are eligible to apply for and receive assistance under the OSLAD and LWCF grant programs.
Assistance Consideration
Applications are evaluated and prioritized for funding assistance based upon recreation priorities and criteria identified in the Department's Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).
Post Assistance Requirements
Lands acquired with OSLAD funds are required to be operated and maintained in perpetuity for public outdoor recreation.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
JCAR Administrative Rules:TITLE 17: CONSERVATION
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER g: GRANTS
PART 3025 OPEN SPACE LANDS ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM
http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/017/01703025sections.html
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2019 : $29,000,000
FY 2020 : $29,000,000
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details2019OSLAD$0 - $75000008/01/2018 - 10/01/2018 : 5:00pm
Details2020.OSLAD$0 - $75000007/01/2019 - 08/19/2019 : 5:00 pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
OS191997Forest Preserve District of Cook County04/04/201907/18/2021673,900
Wheaton Park District04/15/201904/15/2021400,000
Streamwood Park District04/15/201904/15/2021400,000
New Lenox Community Park District04/15/201904/15/2021400,000
Bartlett Park District04/15/201904/15/2021400,000