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1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 340
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 573-2382
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Land & Water Conservation Fund





Land & Water Conservation Fund
photo: Campbell County Golf Course
The LWCF provides federal grant funds to protect important natural areas, acquire land for outdoor recreation and to develop or renovate public outdoor recreation facilities such as campgrounds, picnic areas, sports & playfields, swimming facilities, boating facilities, fishing facilities, trails, natural areas and passive parks.

Who Can Apply: Cities, counties, state and federal agencies are eligible to apply for funding. The minimum amount is $5,000. The maximum grant amount is $75,000. It is a matching reimbursement program.

Application Process: Below is the 2017 LWCF Application that is now available to download. The deadline to submit an application is April 28, 2017.

Additional Requirements:
  • You must submit to the State Clearinghouse for the Intergovernmental Review Process or request an update on previous comments to be eligible for funding.

  • All recreational facilities that have received LWCF assistance must stay outdoor recreational for perpetuity.

  • The land must be owned or be able to obtain a long term lease from a Public Agency. The Public Agency will have to agree in writing to keeping the land recreational in perpetuity if the lease expires.

For more information: Contact Jodie Williams.


Kentucky Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)
Download SCORP pdf (.pdf - 8095 kb)


Reimbursement Forms
LWCF Billing Request Form (.doc - 26 kb)
LWCF Deed Restriction (.doc - 71 kb)
LWCF Donated Equipment Form (.doc - 34 kb)
LWCF Donated Labor Form (.doc - 30 kb)
LWCF Donated Material Form (.doc - 28 kb)
LWCF Expenditure Form (.doc - 36 kb)
LWCF Force Account Equipment Form (.doc - 34 kb)
LWCF Force Account Labor Form (.doc - 30 kb)
LWCF Program Requirements (.doc - 26 kb)
LWCF Reimbursement Requirements (.doc - 29 kb)


Other Downloads
2017 LWCF Application (.doc - 245 kb)
424 D - Assurances (.pdf - 125 kb)
Kentucky Appraisal Requirements (.doc - 118 kb)
KYTC Pre-qualified Appraisers list (.doc - 118 kb)
LWCF Deed Restriction (.doc - 64 kb)
LWCF Environmental Assessment (EA) Guidelines (docx - 17 kb)
LWCF Mapping Criteria Sheet (docx - 14 kb)
LWCF Mapping Guidelines (.doc - 25 kb)
LWCF Post Completion and Stewardship Requirements (.pdf - 911 kb)
LWCF Progress Report (.doc - 117 kb)
LWCF Sample Boundary Map (.pdf - 150 kb)
LWCF Sample of As Built Site Plan (.pdf - 232 kb)