Challenge Cost Share
Purpose and Scope:
The purpose of the Challenge Cost
Share Program (CCSP) is to increase participation
by qualified partners in the preservation and improvement
of National Park Service natural, cultural, and recreational
resources; in all authorized Service programs and activities;
and on national trails. NPS and partners should work together
on CCSP projects with mutually beneficial, shared outcomes.
The CCSP is a matching fund program.
An equal amount of eligible and matching share (minimum 50%)
of cash, goods, or services from non-federal sources is required.
Currently, the maximum CCSP award is $30,000. Projects selected should
generally be able to be completed within one year.
One-third of CCSP funding is set aside
for National Trails System projects, supporting work
under the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1241-51). National Trail System projects include those associated with National Scenic and Historic trails, National Scenic
and Historic Trails in parks, National Recreation Trails,
The CCSP is not currently accepting applications at this time.
For additional information about this
program, please contact the National
CCSP Program Coordinator: