PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota State Parks and Recreation Director Scott Simpson announced today that applications are being accepted for grants from the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

Public outdoor recreation projects sponsored by city, county, township and tribal governments are eligible to receive the grant money.

“Outdoor recreation is important to a healthy community,” Simpson said. “The variety of recreational activities that local parks have to offer allows families to spend time together close to home.”

The Land & Water Conservation Fund provides up to 50 percent reimbursement for approved outdoor recreation projects.

“Grants will be awarded for development or renovation of public outdoor recreation facilities or the acquisition of park land. We will consider grant requests for public outdoor recreation projects seeking at least $10,000 in grant assistance,” Simpson said.

The application deadline is September 15, 2020.

LWCF funds are federal dollars that are apportioned to states by Congress to fund public outdoor recreation projects.

Application packets are available on the Game, Fish and Parks website. For more information contact Grants Coordinator Randy Kittle at 605-773-5490 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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