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By Leslie Mozingo

ADVocAcY UPDAte

Midterm	Review
Has the Administration Brought
the Change We Wanted?

PAIGNING, leading up to the No-

vember 2008 elections, then
candidate Barack Obama had a resounding message of change. While the campaign was arguably about change of a
different nature, park and recreation advocates hoped for a change leading to
stronger support for our issues. Although
there has been some progress, most notably in an audience that welcomed discussion on the issues, the midterm review
appears to reflect results that are less than
hoped for-perhaps even less than the
minimum expected. You decide.
Stimulus Funding
President Obama's first year in office was consumed with passage and implementation of the
American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. NRPA
produced evidence that renovation, rehabilitation,
and development of state and local parks and recreation facilities creates jobs and new economic
opportunities for communities across the country.
It was estimated that 20 jobs would be created for
every $1 million invested, and that park and recreational facilities could employ tens of thousands
of people quickly. On Capitol Hill we fought a hard
battle to successfully remove " community parks "
from the list specifying prohibitive uses for stimulus
funding. Despite that victory, Presidential leadership gave the directive that Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) requests to fund parks
with stimulus money would not be accepted, even
though park and recreation projects are often funded with CDBG funding from annual appropriations.
Conversely, during a July 2010 tour, Vice President
Joe Biden referred to the hundreds of stimulus-funded projects in the national parks as long-overdue
upgrades.

LWCF
In January 2010, not long after his keynote speech
during NRPA's September 2009 Urban Park Summit, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar included in the agency's 2009 progress report his
promise for a new initiative to protect open space.
Plans included launching an effort to convince
Americans of the need to preserve open spaces
and to expand land conservation to a grander scale.
On April 16, 2010, the White House hosted a conference to highlight that initiative, America's Great
Outdoors. It was said to be designed to promote and
support innovative community-level efforts to conserve outdoor spaces and to reconnect Americans
to the outdoors. Nevertheless, a few months later
(July 2010), the Interior Department called U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) and persuaded
him to withdraw an amendment that he and others
planned to offer for equal allocation between federal lands and the State Assistance Program under
full and dedicated funding for the Land and Water
Conservation Fund (LWCF).
The State Assistance Program (i.e., Stateside)
is the only federal funding program explicitly slated for outdoor recreation projects and specifically
available to state and community parks and recreation agencies, where most public use and visitation occurs. NRPA met with the Department of the
Interior (DOI) in an effort to fi nd a compromise, but
agency officials said they preferred the federal government to have discretion and flexibility over how
Stateside funding is spent, including which state
and local government projects would be funded.
Stateside is currently distributed by formula so that
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DECEMBER	2010		

the	President's	
fY11	budget	
proposed	just	
$434	million	
for	lWCf,	
and	only	$50	
million	of	that	
for	stateside.	
federal	land	
acquisition	for	
fY11	was	57	
percent	of	the	
total	proposed	
amount	for	
lWCf.	stateside	
was	8	percent.	

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