The National Park Service (NPS) is now taking applications for community assistance in planning park, trail and conservation projects through its Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program. Apply by June 30 to receive technical assistance with project elements such as: park & trail planning, visioning & goal setting, partnership building, organizational development, resource analysis, community outreach, facilitation, priority setting, consensus building and developing funding strategies.
If accepted, your project team will receive a year or more of assistance from an experienced Outdoor Recreation Planner at no cost. Local, regional & state governments and non profit organizations as well as informal community groups are welcome to apply. More information is available on this video and on the NPS website.