Funding Award to 18 Projects Throughout the Country
The National Park Trust, in collaboration with the National Park Service (NPS), has unveiled the recipients of the 2023 NPS Challenge Cost Share Program, providing $375,100 in funding for 18 projects focused on education and outdoor recreation. Each initiative aims to connect local communities with nearby national parks, national trails, or wild and scenic rivers, promoting active outdoor engagement and increasing awareness of our nation's natural and cultural heritage.
Grace Lee, Executive Director of the National Park Trust, expressed enthusiasm about the program's ability to foster sustainable partnerships that benefit parks and people. Lee stated, "The Challenge Cost Share program is a terrific example of an initiative that leverages public and private funds to invest in communities to create sustainable partnerships that benefit parks and people."