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The National Park Service has several programs that assist community-led efforts to restore rivers, establish trails, save open spaces, rebuild parks, and preserve other special places...

Community, Technical, and Financial Assistance

Challenge Cost Share
A partnership challenge program that provides 50% matching funds to support National Parks, National Trails, and Wild and Scenic Rivers collaborating on local partnership projects.
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Federal Lands To Parks
Helps state and local agencies acquire, at no cost, surplus Federal land and facilities for parks and recreation.
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Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance
Provides technical assistance to community groups, local, state, and federal governments to help build greenways, conserve rivers and watersheds, and develop new trails through partnerships that emphasize local initiatives and involvement.

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Urban Park and Recreation Recovery
Provides matching Federal grants to local governments for recreation planning and rehabilitation of recreation areas in cities and for innovative delivery of recreation services.
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Hydropower Recreation Assistance
Works with hydropower generators, recreation organizations, and local communities to provide recreation access and facilities, instream flows for recreation, and riparian corridor protection to all participants in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hydropower licensing proceedings.
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Land & Water Conservation Fund
Provides 50% matching grants to states and local governments for the acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities.
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Partnership Wild & Scenic Rivers
Helps communities preserve and manage their own local resources related to seven designated National Wild and Scenic Rivers.
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National Trails System
Administers 26 of 30 National Scenic and National Historic trails in the National Trails System, as well as manages the National Recreation Trails Program.
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Challenge Cost Share Program | Federal Lands to Parks | Hydropower Relicensing Program
Land and Water Conservation Fund | Conservation and Outdoor Recreation | National Trails System
Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers | Rivers and Trails Program | Urban Park and Recreation Recovery
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