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Recreation Economy for Rural Communities (RERC) – Planning Assistance

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Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Clean-up
  • Other Infrastructure
  • Strategy and Planning

Reserved for Energy


Funded by:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


This program is provided through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Policy/Office of Community Revitalization. The Recreation Economy for Rural Communities planning assistance program helps communities identify strategies to grow their outdoor recreation economy and revitalize their Main Streets.

Outdoor activities are increasingly popular across the United States. Recognizing this trend, many communities are seeking to grow their outdoor recreation and tourism economy, invest in their Main Streets, and conserve forests and other natural lands. Encouraging growth on Main Streets and in existing neighborhoods while promoting outdoor recreation can help foster community revitalization, protect air and water quality, create jobs, support economic growth and diversification, and offer new opportunities for people to connect with the natural world.

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Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Technical Assistance
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
No limit stated
Estimated Awards:
Not stated

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Contact [email protected] with any questions.

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