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Grants to Nevada Nonprofits, Tribes, and Agencies for Outdoor Recreational Projects

Nevada Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure (NORI) Grant


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Funding Source
Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (NDCNR)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Nevada

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/31/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $75,000 to Nevada nonprofit organizations, tribes, and public agencies for outdoor recreational projects. Funding is intended for planning projects and shovel-ready projects. The purpose of the program is to provide outdoor recreation opportunities for local residents.

The EDA program funding invests in marketing, infrastructure, workforce, and other projects to rejuvenate safe leisure, business, and international travel. 


  • Aid in filling the gap between chronic underfunding of parks and outdoor recreation agencies/organizations.
  • To help Nevada communities advance their efforts to diversify their economies around outdoor recreation assets.
  • Rebuild and strengthen Nevada’s travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation sectors.
  • Provide strong support for outdoor recreation based civic-sector groups and their volunteers.


  • Projects are geographically dispersed around Nevada.
  • Projects align with the strategic objectives of the 2022 Nevada Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)
  • Create and/or revitalize community recreation assets.
  • Emphasis placed on areas/projects not eligible for Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA) funding.
  • Importance placed on equity and reducing access barriers.
  • Build/Restore recreation amenities that support local economic development. 

For information about eligible projects, see the following link:


Additional Eligibility Criteria
The following are eligible to apply for NORI grants:
- Public Agencies (Federal, State and Local Governments)
- Private Non-profit Organizations
- Tribal Governments
- Community-Based Entities

Pre-Application Information
- April 1 – May 31, 2023: Application Open
- June 1 – July 15, 2023: Written Application Review & Recommendation
- July 15 – August 31, 2023: Selected Project approval and Project Agreements

Only one (1) application per organization will be accepted for each grant awarding round.

Matching funds of at least 10% are required for grantees to demonstrate a local commitment, as well as to maximize NORI program funds. Additional points will be awarded for projects that secure at least 10% more in match, for a total of at least 20% match.

Funds will be made on a reimbursement basis.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Grant limits up to $75,000

Term of Contract
Grantees must complete projects within 24 months of award notice.

Contact Information
Submit applications to

Direct questions to:
Elisabeth Johnson
Program Officer, Nevada Division of Outdoor Recreation or (775) 684-2722

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