Texas To Get Funds To Improve Parks And Recreation Areas

Kelli Wiese
September 05, 2019 - 2:59 pm
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Texas is about to receive a lot of money to improve parks and other recreation areas.

The U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced $170, 623,713 in grants from the land and water conservation fund to all 50 states, five U.S. territories and the District of Columbia for outdoor recreation and conservation projects.

The state receiving the most money is California with $14,564,940 in grants. Texas should receive more than $9,746,191 in grants.

The LWCF was established by Congress in 1964 to ensure public access to outdoor recreation resources for present and future generations, and to provide money to federal, state and local governments to purchase land, water and wetlands for the benefit of all Americans.

Since the inception of the LWCF, more than $4.4 billion has been made available to state and local governments to fund more than 43,000 projects throughout the nation.