The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) signed into law on August 4, 2020, is landmark legislation for public lands impacting communities across the country. GAOA provides funding for improvements to infrastructure in national parks through the National Parks and Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund increasing opportunities for people to enjoy their parks. It also permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which provides grants to federal, state, and local governments support managing natural, cultural, and recreational resources.
As projects get underway, discover stories of the impacts GAOA is having on communities across the country.
GAOA News Releases
Members of the media can find news releases about GAOA and specific projects related to National Park Service parks and programs.
Legacy Restoration Fund
The newly-established National Parks and Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund will address extensive and long overdue maintenance needs.
Land and Water Conservation Fund
The Land and Water Conservation Fund gives back to communities by providing grants to protect local lands and waters.
Last updated: January 13, 2022