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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 15, 2022 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of State Parks, is now accepting application for the sixth round of the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP). For 2022, a total of $192 million nationwide is available for outdoor recreation projects.

Eligible applicants include other state agencies and local governments including cities, counties and special purpose districts, such as park districts within, or abutting, a city with a population of at least 30,000 residents.

The project request amount is a minimum of $300,000 and a maximum of $10 million. Missouri State Parks will be accepting ORLP grant application in two rounds, 6A and 6B. Applications are due for round 6A on Nov. 16, 2022 and for round 6B on March 15, 2023. 

For more information about this program, and the application process, please visit

The ORLP is a grant program funded through the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Established in 2014, the ORLP is a nationally competitive grant program, funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund, that focuses on communities with little to no access to outdoor recreation opportunities in urban areas. The grant can be used for park projects to create new outdoor recreation spaces, reinvigorate existing parks, and form connections between people and the outdoors in economically underserved communities.  

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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