Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program

Please register for GOSP Educational Workshops at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7072129580677213455

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Overview

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During the 2018 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 332 and House Resolution 238, establishing the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act. On November 6, 2018 Georgia voters passed the amendment with 83% support. This newly founded grant program will provide a dedicated funding mechanism to support parks and trails and protect and acquire lands critical to wildlife, clean water and outdoor recreation across the state of Georgia.

The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act became effective July 1, 2019. Applicants may apply for Conserve Georgia grants and loans through the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program by completing an online application. Eligible proposals include projects that support state parks and trails; support local parks and trails of state and regional significance; provide stewardship of conservation land; or acquire critical areas for the provision or protection or clean water, wildlife, hunting, fishing, military installation buffering, or for natural resource-based outdoor recreation. To learn more about the program and funding, please see the Program Manual. 

 

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2022-2023 Funding Cycle Announcement 

2022-2023 Funding Cycle Announcement

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 funding cycle for the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program.

All eligible applicants must complete a Pre-application online. Following the competitive Pre-application phase, successful Pre-applicants will be invited to complete a Second Level application. Applicants may submit Pre-applications for both the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program and Land and Water Conservation Fund Program, but applications must be for separate projects. The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program is a grant and loan program administered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and authorized by The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act. Program funds will be dispersed for the purpose of providing stewardship to state parks; state lands and wildlife management areas; to support local parks and trails; and to protect critical conservation lands. Eligible applicants include qualified local governments (as determined by the Department of Community Affairs), constituted recreation authorities, state agencies and nongovernmental entities with a core mission of conservation.

 

GOSP Funding Cycle Dates are as Follows:

August 1, 2022 - Pre-application window opens

October 14, 2022 - Pre-application window closes

Spring 2023 - Successful Pre-applicants notified

Spring 2023 - Second-level Application window opens

May 30, 2023 - Second-level Application period closes

Summer 2023 - Final Approval of Projects

 

2021-2022 Conserve Georgia Grant Awards 


Educational Workshops

DNR Grants Staff will conduct two webinar-based Educational Workshops, covering the highlights of the Program and offering training on the application process. These workshops will be at no cost to the public, but we do ask that you register below. Each webinar will be limited to 100 log-ins to accommodate effective question and answer opportunities. Early registration is encouraged to secure your desired date.

 

Workshop dates and times are as follows:

Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

Please register for GOSP Educational Workshops at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7072129580677213455

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

If you have any questions or need additional information concerning the GOSP workshops, please contact Ronald Woods at (404) 463-0288 or Ronald.woods@dnr.ga.gov.

The 2022 presentation will be posted here after we complete the workshops.

 

Tutorial Videos

 


Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund consists of 11 members. The Board is responsible for accepting applications and evaluating and approving the proposals in accordance with priorities established by the Board. The Board of Trustees meet quarterly for the transaction of business and to review the progress of the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund. The dates and locations of these meetings will be posted on the DNR website.

Board of Trustees Members & Meeting Information 

 

Next Board of Trustees Meeting:

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2022 at 09:30 AM

DNR Conference Room - 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, S.E., Suite 1252 East Tower, Atlanta, GA 30334

 


Contact Us

Ronald Woods, GOSP Grant Specialist 

Telephone: (404) 463-0288

E-mail: ronald.woods@dnr.ga.gov

 

Soheila Naji, Outdoor Stewardship Program Coordinator 

Telephone: (404) 463-8570

E-mail: soheila.naji@dnr.ga.gov

 

Taylor Brown, Grants Unit Supervisor 

Telephone: (404) 463-8601

E-mail: Taylor.Brown@dnr.ga.gov