Announcing the 2019 Challenge Cost Share Program:
Got a great idea that will help people enjoy and protect a national park, national trail, or Wild and Scenic River? Then round up some partners and get ready, because the NPS Challenge Cost Share Program is accepting applications — Now until April 8.
Challenge Cost Share projects are intended to build collaboration between the National Park Service and a wide variety of project partners — non-profit, for-profit, or educational institutions. The Challenge Cost Share program is designed to cultivate shared efforts supporting the NPS mission with National Parks, National Trails, and Wild and Scenic Rivers and their partners.
The program encourages partnership projects that increase and enhance recreational access and enjoyment of these lands and waters, and that protect them for future generations.
For 2019, the program will provide a total of $386,000 to support these projects. Up to $25,000 will be awarded per project, and the selected partner organizations will need to match those funds 1-to-1 with their own funds and/or in-kind support.
Apply by April 8!
For complete information and application procedures, go to: https://www.nps.gov/ccsp