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Great American Outdoors Act

Through the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), the Department of the Interior is investing in much-needed maintenance for critical facilities and infrastructure in our national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, recreation areas and Tribal schools. GAOA authorizes up to $1.9 billion annually for five years to fund deferred maintenance projects, investments that will also benefit underserved communities and help advance the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to racial equity. GAOA also authorizes permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund at $900 million annually to improve recreational opportunities on public lands, protect watersheds and wildlife, and preserve ecosystem benefits for local communities.