Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program

Posted: June 3, 2024

Deadline: October 15, 2024

Grantor: GA Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Additional Information

This 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.

While the pre-application period does not open until August 1, 2024, the GA Department of Natural Resources has made application materials available. See more information below.

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. 

2024-2025 GOSP Program Manual


25% minimum match requirement.

How to Apply

The application process consists of two phases.  The Pre-application is an initial submission of projects plans and funding needs.  After the project evaluation process, successful Pre-applicants will be invited to a Second-level application which primarily consists of higher level, greater detailed information requirements. All invitees will receive funding pending a fully completed Second-level Application. The application deadline schedule for this cycle is as follows:

  • Pre-application window opens: August 1, 2024
  • Pre-application deadline: Midnight, October 15, 2024
  • Second-level Application deadline (if invited): Midnight, May 30, 2025 

Educational workshops will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2024 (in-person) and Wednesday, June 12, 2024 (online). Find out how to register here.


Bethany Carnes, GOSP Grant Specialist

Soheila Naji, Outdoor Stewardship Program Coordinator

Taylor Brown, Grants Unit Supervisor

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