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2016-17 through 2021-22
The Atchafalaya Heritage Area has been designated by Congress as a National Heritage Area.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) program promotes broad-scope outdoor recreation, ranging from land acquisition to development of park facilities such as spray parks, ball fields, picnic pavilions and restrooms. The federally- funded program provides 50% matching funds assistance, through grants to state governments and local municipalities.
The LWCF is administered at the Federal level by the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service. At the state level, the LWCF is administered by the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Office of State Parks, Division of Outdoor Recreation.
NOTICE: Materials have been updated to reflect the 2017 application cycle. Use the information and application documents HERE.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin their planning efforts a minimum of six months prior to the application cycle. This website has online tools to assist project sponsors; Division of Outdoor Recreation personnel are available to answer questions and assist with application documents, upon request. Contact our office with basic project information before you begin to determine eligibility.
LWCF APPLICATION — DEADLINE: APRIL 1. Applications must be submitted on or before that date. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications may not be submitted for multiple sites.
Questions about the application, submittal documents or your cloud server link can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Suzette Simms at 225-342-8088 or Cleve Hardman at 225-342-8188 for further information regarding the application process.
Applications are given a preliminary review from April 1 - 15; sponsors of projects approved at the state level will be contacted prior to June 1.