Land and Water Conservation Fund - State Funding

Land and Water Conservation Fund - State Funding

Administered through the National Park Service, the LWCF State program provides a 50% match to states for planning, developing, and acquiring land and water areas for natural resource protection and recreation enhancement. 

Funds are distributed to states based on population and need. Once the funds are distributed to the states, it is up to each state to choose the projects, though the National Park Service has final approval. 

Eligible grant recipients include municipal subdivisions, state agencies and tribal governments, each of whom must provide at least 50% matching funds in either cash or in-kind contributions and a detailed plan for the proposed project.

State2008 Funding
Alabama$363,309
Alaska$208,984
Arizona$441,526
Arkansas$288,434
California$1,962,145
Colorado$394,719
Connecticut$353,642
Delaware$219,272
Florida$996,988
Georgia$555,911
Hawaii$244,054
Idaho$238,610
Illinois$809,807
Indiana$458,033
Iowa$306,053
Kansas$304,261
Kentucky$347,118
Louisiana$387,192
Maine$227,770
Maryland$446,608
Massachusetts$509,388
Michigan$645,042
Minnesota$405,455
Mississippi$292,091
Missouri$433,651
Montana$217,966
Nebraska$258,756
Nevada$284,737
New Hampshire$233,390
New Jersey$623,567
New Mexico$266,457
New York$1,139,569
North Carolina$522,201
North Dakota$207,789
Ohio$720,218
Oklahoma$332,778
Oregon$345,227
Pennsylvania$763,175
Rhode Island$235,445
South Carolina$351,584
South Dakota$211,498
Tennessee$428,050
Texas$1,203,151
Utah$294,687
Vermont$203,190
Virginia$508,207
Washington$469,285
West Virginia$250,309
Wisconsin$421,445
Wyoming$203,057
District of Columbia$52,754
Puerto Rico$344,845
Virgin Islands$50,000
Guam$50,000
American Samoa$50,000
Northern Marianas$50,000
  
TOTAL$23,133,400

 

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