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Outdoor Recreation Grants

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Summary of all Outdoor Recreation Grant Programs

Grant rounds and funding may vary pending state or federal approval.

Grant Program
Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)
Recreational Trails Program (RTP)
Wabash River Heritage Corridor Fund
Shooting Range
Eligible projects may consist of land acquisition and/or development/renovation of outdoor recreation facilities.
Eligible projects may include land acquisition and development of trails and trail amenities.
Eligible projects include campsites, river access sites, trails, and other enhancements.
Application may consist of development (not purchase) of rifle, handgun, shotgun, and archery opportunities.
Funding Source
Dedicated State Funding
% Match
Min/Max Amount
$10,000-No Cap
Grant Rounds
Applications due by
June 1
Applications due by
March 1
No funding round in 2019; future rounds will be announced at a later date.
Applications due by December 31
Park Board & 5-Year Park and Recreation Master Plan
Units of Governments and 501(c)(3) not-for-profits
Units of Governments (preferably Park Boards) and 501(c)(3) not-for-profits. Projects must be located in one of the 19 counties along the Wabash River Corridor
Units of Governments and Not-for-profit corporations
Funds Available
Estimated $4,500,000
Approx. $1,000,000
Approx. $300,000

The Division of Outdoor Recreation has guidelines for preparing master plans, submitting grant applications and administering projects, along with other publications for interested parties. For more information contact:

Bob Bronson
State & Community Outdoor Recreation Planning Section
Division of Outdoor Recreation
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
402 West Washington Street, Room 271
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2782
Email: bbronson@dnr.IN.gov