Great American Outdoors Taskforce Releases Details on Historic Deferred Maintenance and LWCF Projects

Last edited 2/15/2023

Date: Friday, Nov. 20, 2020

WASHINGTON — Today, the

, which:
  • prioritizes investments that increase public access for recreation, enhance conservation and support recovery of endangered species;
  • increases flexibility for how states and local communities spend and match LWCF grants; and
  • honors Interior’s commitment to be a good neighbor by giving states and communities a voice in Federal land acquisitions.

In selecting projects for funding in FY 2021, a team of career employees who are technical experts in facility management, construction, budget, and related fields spent several weeks conducting an intensive and detailed review of the proposed project lists across all Interior bureaus. The team narrowed the list down to projects that would have the greatest overall impact on reducing the agencies’ maintenance backlogs while also benefiting the American people. These projects were then recommended to the Secretary and GAOA Taskforce for adoption.

The deferred maintenance project descriptions are available here, and the LWCF project descriptions are available here.


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