IDNR Announces Application Period for Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Program

Only those local government agencies having statutory authority to acquire land for public park purposes are eligible to apply for and receive assistance under the LWCF grant program. Lands acquired using LWCF funds are required to be operated and maintained in perpetuity for public outdoor recreation.Questions regarding the LWCF program should be directed to the Office of Grant Management and Assistance (OGMA) by calling 217-782-7481 or by emailing OGMA at

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