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									                                                  Georgia Department of Natural Resources
                                                  Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division
                                                                          Becky Kelley, Director
                                           2 MLK, Jr. Drive, Suite 1352, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
                                                   PHONE 404/656-9448 FAX 404/651-5871

                       Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Q: What was the basis for developing the criteria used to award grants?
A: The criteria are based on the issues identified in the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor
   Recreation Plan (SCORP). A copy can be downloaded from

Q: Does the LWCF grant program make grants for planning?
A: No, grants are only awarded to proposals that target: 1) acquisition, 2) development, and
   3) rehabilitation efforts. However, proposals that are the result of an organized planning
   effort will generally score higher than those that are not. The purpose of giving this
   advantage is to encourage jurisdictions to demonstrate a thoughtful process for investing in
   outdoor recreation facilities and services.

Q: Can I apply for a grant to assist with the construction of indoor recreation facilities?
A: No, the program is specifically for outdoor recreation.

Q: What is the difference between a “Community of Opportunity” and a “designated
   Community of Opportunity?”
A: Our sister agency, the GA Department of Community Affairs (DCA), has begun a pilot
   program to identify those jurisdictions that would benefit most from the kinds of funding and
   services provided by DCA. A jurisdiction that has been identified as such is called a
   “Community of Opportunity.” However, just because a community has been identified
   doesn‟t mean they have to participate in DCA‟s program. Only those jurisdictions that sign a
   special agreement with DCA are called „designated Community of Opportunity.”

Q: Are „under-served‟ populations the same as minority populations?
A: No. An under-served population is a segment of the population that is not currently being
   served by your recreation facilities and is specific to each area. As an example, senior
   citizens of a community (independent of their race) might be considered an “under-served”
   population if the only outdoor recreation facility in the community is a skateboard park.

Q: What types of documents are needed to support questions that address design and materials
   for my project?
A: It is not enough to simply present the “design concept” for a proposed project, applicants
   must be able to demonstrate that detailed plans have been developed to help ensure the
   successful implementation of a project.

Q: Can my project include a combination of acquisition and/or development and/ or
A: Yes, it can. In fact, these so-called „combination projects‟ often score higher than single-
   purpose projects.

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