FY 2016 Appropriation

The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act was established by Congress in 1965. It created a federal reimbursement grant program for the acquisition and/or development of public outdoor recreation areas. Federal oversight of the program is provided by the National Park Service; however, the program is administered locally by the State of Utah, through the Division of State Parks and Recreation. Any site/facility that is purchased, developed, or improved with funding from this grant is protected in perpetuity as a public outdoor recreation area.

Since its inception, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) program has funded more than 400 projects in Utah totaling more than $47 million in assistance. The LWCF is a 50-50 matching reimbursement program. The grant recipient must be able to fund 100 percent of the project, while seeking periodic reimbursements for eligible expenses from the program.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $447,600 from all sources for Land and Water Conservation. This is a 0 percent change from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources.

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COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.