GRANT APPLICATION CYCLE IS CLOSED
GUIDELINES AND FORMS ARE REVISED AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH GRANT ROUND. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATED GUIDELINES TO BE POSTED IN ADVANCE OF THE NEXT GRANT APPLICATION ROUND.
In the meantime, please use the guidelines and forms from the previous application round as an example only to see what is involved in assembling an application.
View recorded informational webinars for grant programs available through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA).
Register for live informational webinars for grant programs available through the Consolidated Funding Applications (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) and the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). The link to the Regional Economic Development Councils 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 28, 2023.
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: http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov.
Successful applicants will be required to execute a contract with the State, utilizing the State of New York Contract for Grants, found at https://grantsmanagement.ny.gov/state-agency-resources, to undertake the grant project.
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: