Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Grants Consolidated Funding Application

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Grants Program Webinars

View the recording of the live webinar for the Environmental Protection Fund Grant Program for Parks, Preservation and Heritage (EPF) Program presented on June 13, 2022 at:

View additional recorded informational webinarsLeaving New York State Parks for each grant program available through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA).

The Consolidated Funding Application is the system to be used to apply for OPRHP's Environmental Protection Fund Grant Program for Parks, Preservation and Heritage (EPF) Program. The link to the Governor's website and the CFA is provided below. Attachments are required to be submitted by the deadline in order to be eligible for these grants. Those items are provided in the checklist. Templates are provided below for your use for a number of the required documents.

The deadline for submission is 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2022.

Grant program questions can be directed to your regional grants administrator.

CFA system and process questions should be directed to the regional economic development contact for your region.

The Consolidated Funding Application is available through

Grant Program Information

Environmental Protection Fund (EPF)

New York State Master Contract

Successful applicants will be required to execute a contract with the State, utilizing the NYS Master Contract for Grants, found at, to undertake the grant project.

Long Term Protections

If a grant is awarded, acquisition and/or development projects require the willingness of the property owner(s) to apply long term protections to the property via a Conservation Easement, Preservation Covenant or Public Access Covenant recorded against the property deed(s). Parkland acquired or improved by a municipality must remain parkland in perpetuity and is subject to the State's Parkland Alienation Law. Boilerplates for each type of long term protection are provided below: