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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Grant Programs

Historic Preservation Fund

This federally funded matching grant program provides two types of grants.
- Certified Local Government (CLG) Program:This 60/40 matching grant program is only open to local governments that are certified through the Alaska State Historic Preservation Officer. The CLG program is concerned with preserving properties significant in history, architecture, engineering, archaeology, and culture. The purpose of the program is to assist local governments in the identification, evaluation and protection of historic properties.
- Historic Preservation Fund Development/Predevelopment Grant Program: This 50/50 matching grant program provides funding for Alaska buildings and structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places, individually or as a contributing property to a historic district.

Land and Water Conservation Fund

This 50/50 federal matching grant program was established to provide a nationwide legacy of high quality outdoor recreation. Projects range from wildlife viewing areas to neighborhood parks; from downhill ski areas to handicapped accessible trails; from our most urban areas to our most rural areas. Local, regional, and state entities with legal authority to provide outdoor recreation services on public lands are eligible to apply for LWCF assistance.

Recreational Trails Grant Program

The Recreational Trails Grant Program is for development and maintenance of trails and facilities, acquisition of trail rights-of-way, and development of safety and environmental protection education programs. This matching grant program provides up to $100,000 to successful applicants.

Snowmachine Grant Program

As of July 1, 2023, the administration of the snowmachine grant program (Snow TRAC) has transferred to the State of Alaska Department of Transportation. Please reach out to them for information regarding this program.

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700