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How to compete for an LWCF award

Read the 2014 Land and Water Conservation Fund Manual which has a detailed program description covering eligibility, match requirements, program rules and regulations.

Carefully review both the application form and the 2014 LWCF Manual regarding the Environmental Review and Public Comment Phase (Phase II) to gain an understanding of the complete competitive process and requirements.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions.

The 2014 LWCF grant cycle closed on June 5, 2014. Funding for the 2014 cycles is expected. Please use the application materials linked above and the other information on this website about the LWCF to guide you in understanding program requirements and project readiness expectations associated with the program. Bear in mind that the application manual, scoring criteria and grant application questions are adjusted to reflect the funding focus for the cycle.