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Outdoor Recreation Grants

Outdoor Recreation Grants

Federal Programs

State Programs

Summary of all Outdoor Recreation Grant Programs

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

Grant Program
Wabash River Heritage Corridor Fund
Recreational Trails Program (RTP)
Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)
Shooting Range
Eligible projects include campsites, river access sites, trails, and other enhancements.
Applications may include land acquisition and/or development, maintenance, and ethics education of multi-use trails.
Applications may consist of land acquisition and/or outdoor recreation facility construction or renovation.
Application may consist of development (not purchase) of rifle, handgun, shotgun, and archery opportunities.
Funding Source
Dedicated Funding
% Match
Min/Max Amount
$25,000 min/$150,000 max
$10,000-No Cap
Grant Rounds
Applications due by 
October 1
Applications due by
May 1
Applications due by
June 1
Applications due by December 31
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 501(c)(3) not-for-profits
Park Board & 5-Year Park and Recreation Master Plan
Units of Governments and Not-for-profit corporations
Funds Available
Approx. $400,000
Approx. $1,000,000
Estimated $500,000

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
(317) 232-4075
Fax: (317) 233-4648
Email: bbronson@dnr.IN.gov