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A Roadmap to Successfully Accessing Funding Through the Land and Water Conservation Fund
In August 2020, via the Great American Outdoors Act, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) permanently was funded at $900 million annually, offering funding opportunities for eligible projects to support land acquisition, recreational facility improvements and park planning projects. The National Association of State Outdoor Recreation Liaison Officers has developed a roadmap to help navigate the process, understand the requirements, and create a successful project application. Every project starts with a great idea! This session will provide a program overview, offer helpful tips to submit a standout application, and review a variety of resources to arm you for success!
- Define what is LWCF and the eligibility requirements to receive funding.
- List five helpful tools/resources to assist in submitting a successful application.
- Outline the critical steps to the planning process, application submission, to post completion and sustainability of the project.
- Summarize a successful case example of a public outdoor recreation project funded through LWCF.
Eric Feldbaum, CPRP
Director of the Office of Community Recreation
New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation within the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Eric has been with the Division for nine years and resides in Concord NH with his fiancé Rahkiya and dog Daisy. While living in NH full time since 2011 he has been continuously exploring all the great recreational opportunities the state has to offer.
He was finally able to land his dream job working for NH State Parks. One of his responsibilities is overseeing the Land and Water Conservation Fund for the State of New Hampshire as designated by the Governor. Since beginning this role Eric has awarded over $12 million to 40 NH local communities for acquisition and development of outdoor recreation.
Eric’s passion for this program has led him to become an executive board member on the National Association of State Outdoor Recreation Liaison Officers (NASORLO), an organization whose primary role is to advocate for the state assistance program for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. As a result of his work at the national level in training and advocacy, he has been awarded the Service to NASORLO Award two consecutive years (2020 and 2021). Whether he is meeting with local communities or congressional members he continues to educate people about the Land and Water Conservation Fund and he is excited to share that with you today which he hopes will lead to you all submitting great grant applications.
Grant Manager / Land and Water Conservation Fund Program
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Antoinette was born and raised in the middle Tennessee area. She received an accounting degree from Middle Tennessee State University and began her professional career with the Tennessee State Parks system as an accountant. She later moved to Georgia and began working for Georgia State Parks within the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
She has held various positions within DNR, and currently serves as the Grants Program Manager and Alternate State Liaison Officer for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). She is responsible for selecting and awarding the LWCF grants as well as overseeing the compliance aspect after grant completion. Some of her proudest career achievements include dispelling camping myths by introducing the first-time camper concept to management, being a part of the team that won the inaugural SCORP Excellence award in 2009 and being a board member of the National Association of State Outdoor Recreation Liaison Officers.
Jennie Sumrell (Moderator)
CORE Community Outreach Director
Jennie worked in the field of childhood development and exceptional learning for nearly fifteen years. She has a Master’s degree in Special Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Jennie joined PlayCore in 2008 and serves as the Community Outreach Director within PlayCore’s Center for Outreach, Research and Education. Deeply passionate about inclusive, intergenerational play, Jennie utilizes her expertise and personal experiences as an educator to positively impact the development of innovative play and recreation destinations that focus on community health and wellness.
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