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 becomes effective July 1, 2019. The first grant funding cycle will open fall of 2019.
Public Notice: Proposed Rules for the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program
Public Notice Announcement: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to authority contained in O.C.G.A. Chapter 6A, Title 12, the Board of Natural Resources proposes to amend Department of Natural Resources rules governing State and Federal Grants Programs. The proposed rule (copy attached hereto), when adopted, will promulgate 391-5-13-.11, Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program.
Public Meeting: A public meeting will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Panola Mountain State Park at 6:30 pm. At this meeting DNR Staff will review and discuss the proposed rule. Interested parties are encouraged to attend.
Providing Comment: You may provide public comment by mail, email or phone. The deadline to provide comments is June 21, 2019:
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Grants Unit
ATTN: Rob Stokes
2 MLK Jr. Dr. S.E., Suite 1370 East
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 463-8570
Taylor Brown, Grants Unit Supervisor
Telephone: (404) 463-8601
Rob Stokes, Outsdoor Stewardship Grant Specialist
Telephone: (404) 463-8570