The Missouri Department of Natural Resources' State Historic Preservation Office and Missouri State Parks offers grants and other financial assistance to promote natural, cultural and recreational opportunities at Missouri state parks and historic sites. Recreation-focused grant programs offer funds for acquiring and developing new park lands and constructing new trails and trail connectors. These grant programs also fund activities for rehabilitating existing trails, parks and amenities, such as playgrounds, ballfields, pools and water parks, archery and shooting ranges, camping facilities, picnic areas, golf courses, boating and fishing facilities and trailhead facilities.
Historic preservation-focused programs offer grants and other incentives for identifying, registering, rehabilitating and protecting our state's historic buildings and cultural resources. Grants are also available to cover travel expenses to transport youth to and from field trips and outdoor learning opportunities at Missouri state parks and historic sites. Learn more about these financial assistance opportunities available to schools, nonprofit organizations, local governments, state agencies, private individuals and organizations.