The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) signed into law on August 4, 2020, is landmark legislation for public lands impacting communities across the country. GAOA provides funding for improvements to infrastructure in national parks through the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund increasing opportunities for people to enjoy their parks. It also permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which provides grants to federal, state, and local governments support managing natural, cultural, and recreational resources.
Legacy Restoration Fund
The National Parks and Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund addresses extensive and long overdue maintenance and repair needs.
Land and Water Conservation Fund
The Land and Water Conservation Fund gives back to communities by providing grants to protect local lands and waters.
Deferred Maintenance and Repairs
The National Park Service is working to address the repair backlog to preserve parks and provide a world-class visitor experience.
Last updated: November 9, 2023