Youth Community Access Program

The California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) is excited to announce another opportunity to expand outdoor access and build a healthier California. CNRA will be accepting proposals for the Youth Community Access Grant Program from June 26, 2024 to August 14, 2024 at 5:00 PM via the Resources Agency Project Tracking and Reporting (RAPTR) System.

GRANT GUIDELINES CAN BE ACCESSED HEREThe Youth Community Access Grant Program, funded by the Youth Education, Prevention, Early Intervention and Treatment Account (YEPEITA), created by Proposition 64, seeks projects that support youth access to natural or cultural resources with a focus on low-income and disadvantaged communities. This includes, but is not limited to, community education and recreational amenities to support youth substance use prevention and early intervention.

Eligible applicants are local, state, and federal agencies; nonprofit organizations; and federally recognized Native American tribes. Eligible nonprofit organizations must be a 501(c) (3) public benefit corporation and incorporated for a minimum of two years. A fiscal sponsor may apply on behalf of a nonprofit that is not a qualified under 501(c) (3) organization, but the fiscal sponsor, not the nonprofit, must be the grant applicant.

Approximately $18.5 million dollars are available.

Awards are expected in the Fall of 2025. If awarded, project must be completed by March 2027.

Programs such as the Youth Community Access grant program help advance Outdoors for All, CNRA’s initiative that is expanding parks and outdoors spaces in communities that need them the most, supporting programs to connect people who lack access, fostering a sense of belonging for all Californians in the outdoors, and much more.

To learn more about this initiative, please visit


Due to high demand of attendance for the YCA Technical Assistance Workshops, we have provided a workshop recording. If your organization has any questions after viewing the recorded workshop, please email


YCA Technical Assistance Workshop Recording



Before applying, CNRA encourages applicants to participate in a workshop that provides information on available funding, eligible applicants and projects, funding priorities, project proposal forms, and the online submission process.

All workshops will be held via webcast, and each workshop will have a limited number of participants. To receive workshop login information, registration is required.

To register, please sign up for one of our workshops below. Questions regarding registration can be sent to



July 8, 2024

(Currently at full capacity)

1:00 PM-3:00 PM

July 9, 2024

(currently at full capacity)

1:00 PM-3:00 PM

July 16, 2024

(currently at full capacity)

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

July 18, 2024

(currently at full capacity)

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

July 22, 2024

(currently at full capacity)

1:00 PM-3:00 PM

July 23, 2024

(currently at full capacity)

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

July 30, 2024

(currently at full capacity)

10:00 AM-12:00 PM



Project Proposal Submittal Checklist

Project Proposal Form Signature Page

Project Proposal Questions

Sample Cost Estimate

NonProfit Questionnaire



California State Parks Outdoor Equity Program Community FactFinder

Department of Water Resources Disadvantaged Communities Mapping Tool



RAPTR Login-in Page

RAPTR User Manual

For technical assistance with RAPTR, please email the help desk Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm at



For more information, sign up for the Bonds & Grants LISTERV, call 916-653-2812 or email us at


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