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Nevada County Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grants Program


The County of Nevada is now seeking proposals for its Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grant Program, providing up to $434,000 in one-time grants, to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by funding projects to promote public health and public safety at highly impacted outdoor recreation destinations.

Donor Name: County of Nevada

State: California

County: Nevada County (CA)

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 03/15/2023

Size of the Grant: $10,000-$100,000


The County seeks proposals to the Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund for high-impact projects or programs that can be implemented in 2023 and/or 2024.

  • Proposals must address unmet needs at outdoor recreation sites and promote public health and public safety; and should support economic development, enhance equitable access, promote environmental sustainability, address climate change adaptation, and promote resilience.
  • Competitive proposals should be collaborative, highly leveraged, and “shovel-ready” for either the 2023 and/or 2024 recreation seasons.

Grant Focus

The primary focus will be on infrastructure or outdoor recreation management projects or programs located at major trailheads, staging areas and river crossings such as (but not limited to): South Yuba River destinations (e.g., Purdon’s Crossing, Edward’s Crossing, and Lang’s Crossing); snow-play areas on Highway 80 near Donner Summit; major trailheads throughout the county; Bear River at Dog Bar; and impacted areas on the Truckee River. Possible projects might include improvements at trailheads, recreational corridors or staging and gathering areas such as signage, toilets, lighting, parking improvements, land management to reduce fire danger or impacts of visitation, waste management solutions, urgent/emergency maintenance of outdoor recreation sites, etc.  The completion of CEQA or NEPA will be considered as well.

Funding Information

Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund grants are expected to range from $10,000-$100,000 and will be capped at $200,000.

Eligibility Criteria

ARPA-eligible entities include nonprofit organizations, for-profit businesses, and special-purpose districts. State and Federal agencies may be eligible depending on available general fund monies.

For more information, visit Nevada County.

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