Recreation Grants

Update 9/1/18 - TPWD Seeking Public Input on Potential Changes to Recreation Grants Process (click to read more)

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Recreation Grants has been assisting hundreds of communities across Texas with their outdoor recreation needs since 1965 through our grant assistance and outreach programs. From the largest metropolis to the smallest rural community these programs help to build new parks, conserve natural resources, provide access to water bodies, develop educational programs for youth, and much more. Providing grants to communities across Texas helps build access to outdoor experiences and encourages a connection with nature that is vital for promoting conservation and good environmental stewardship among Texans young and old.

Through our programs we build long-term partnerships that assist TPWD in our mission to manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Our highly qualified staff administers the following programs: Local Park Grants (Outdoor, Indoor and Small Community), Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP), Recreational Trails Grants, Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants, Boating Access Grants, Boating Infrastructure Grants (BIG) and Boat Sewage Pumpout Grants

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