Local Parks and Recreation Fund (LPRF) Grants

Division of Recreation Educational Services

The Local Parks and Recreation Fund (LPRF) provides grants to eligible local government entities for the purchase of lands for parks, natural areas, greenways, and recreation facilities. The funds may also be used for trail development and capital projects in parks, natural areas, and greenways. At least 60 percent of the funds allocated will go to municipal governments as authorized by TCA 67-4-409. All grant projects must be on publicly owned land.

Eligible Applicants

City or county governments

Eligible Projects

Land acquisition, indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, trail development

Grant Timeline

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced the 2016 grant cycle for the Local Parks and Recreation Fund, the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Recreational Trails Program. The deadline for application submission is April 22, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. CST.