Since the parks inception, nonprofits and citizen action groups have worked to help fix the park and offer experiences for youth.
The law authorizes California State Parks to enter into operating agreements directly with up to 20 nonprofits to save parks from closure.
Proposals for the first round of grants are due April 23. Visit the foundation’s website for more information and to apply online.
A county government agency and a nonprofit park association teamed up to save Bothe-Napa State Park and Bale Grist State Historic Park using a revamped operations and funding model.