Funding Opportunity: Green Infrastructure Projects in Parks

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has announced a grant funding opportunity for green infrastructure projects in parks.

The grant opportunity is part of the Great Urban Parks Campaign, which APA is a leading project partner. The campaign is specifically focusing on increasing and improving the use of green infrastructure in parks — particularly those located in underserved communities.

The purpose of the grant is to:

  • Increase public access to recreational opportunities and access to nature via parks in underserved low-income communities and communities of color.
  • Improve environmental quality and increased hazard mitigation by reducing flooding, improving the site’s ability to hold and retain stormwater, improving water quality, improving wildlife habitat and increasing biodiversity.
  • Improve environmental quality of life through green infrastructure solutions to stormwater management.

Grants of up to $575,000 will be awarded. Applications for funding must be submitted online and are due by April 29, 2016.

For questions about the grant opportunity, please contact Jimmy O'Connor,

April 6, 2016