In 2020, Congress enacted the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), amending the authorization for LWCF to provide full and permanent funding for the program. The law provides for a deposit of $900 million into the LWCF each fiscal year which is available the next fiscal year to support the purposes of the program. In addition, the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006, P.L. 109-432, makes amounts available to the LWCF for State grants.
GAOA requires the President’s annual budget submission to Congress include a proposed allocation of LWCF funding by account, program and project for consideration as part of the annual appropriations process. In fiscal year 2023, the Department of the Interior proposes to allocate $681.9 million for mandatory LWCF programs, including $294.8 million for Federal land acquisition and $387 million for grant programs.
Use the following links for information on Fiscal Year 2023 LWCF funding and DOI land acquisition projects.
Congressionally Enacted Projects