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September 5, 2019 - Secretary Bernhardt Announces $170.6 Million to Support State Parks and Outdoor Recreation through the Land and Water Conservation Fund

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced $170,623,713 million in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to all 50 States, five U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia for state-identified outdoor recreation and conservation projects. The press release contains additional information about the announcement.

March 12, 2019 - Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanently Reauthorized

Legislation to permanently authorize the LWCF Act was included in S.47, the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (formerly known as the Natural Resources Management Act). The text of the State Assistance section (now codified at 54 U.S.C. 200305) was largely unchanged but did include a significant amendment that will mean the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Marianas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be treated as "states" for the purposes of allocating funding through the LWCF formula. The press release contains additional information about the announcement.

Last updated: September 6, 2019