CA - California State Parks Announces $37 Million in Proposition 68 Recreational Infrastructure Revenue Enhancement Allocations
The California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) on Tuesday announced $37 million in allocations to 30 agencies under the Proposition 68 Recreational Infrastructure Revenue Enhancement (RIRE) Grant Program.
This non-competitive grant program provides funding to local government agencies that passed local ballot revenue enhancement measures between Nov. 1, 2012, through Nov. 30, 2018, aimed at improving and enhancing local or regional park infrastructure. RIRE funds are proportionally allocated based on the population of the voting area.
“These funds continue to address California’s historic underinvestment in recreation facilities,” said California State Parks Director Armando Quintero. “State Parks looks forward to working with communities to create new and improved recreational opportunities all across California.”
In 2018, California voters passed the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68), which directed a total of $650.2 million in funding to California State Parks for competitive grants to create new non-state parks and enhance recreational opportunities for all Californians. This is the state’s largest investment in grant funding history targeted for underserved communities.