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Apply for 2024 RTP Grants

We are Accepting Grant submissions for 2024 now!

Parks California held an informational webinar on August 3, 2023 to discuss Route to Parks Grants goals and address common questions regarding the application process. Potential applicants are encouraged to view a recording of the webinar prior to submitting a proposal. View the webinar recording at this link. 

New this year! Please note, applicants are required to discuss the proposed project with California State Park staff in each District where programming is proposed. Due to the summer’s busy season, we highly encourage you to begin conversations with the park, beach and/or land manager you intend to visit as soon as possible. These early conversations can help inform your on-site activities and resources needed. While a letter of acknowledgment is not required this year, you will need to provide the name and contact information of the State Parks employee with whom you discussed your proposal. 

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on September 22, 2023 

Download our FAQ for additional information.


Informational Grant Proposal Webinar   Parks California will host a webinar on August 3, 2023 at 2 PM to discuss Route to Parks grant program goals and address common questions regarding the application process.

Click here to sign up for the webinar.

Office Hours Staff will be available during “office hours” from 10 AM – 3 PM to answer questions by phone on August 15th, August 31st, and September 15th. To schedule a 15-minute meeting during “office hours”, please select an available time here. If none of the formal office hour times work with your schedule, please email grants@parkscalifornia.org
Proposals Due    Friday, September 22, 2023 at 5pm PST 
Grant Awardees Notified  Early December 2023
Grant Agreements Due     Mid-December 2023
Grantee Welcome Call (1 hr.)   Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 10am
Mid-Year Report Due  Monday, July 31, 2024
Final Report Due  Wednesday, January 31, 2025

Learn More!