Nevada Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Grant

The Nevada Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure (NORI) grant program was developed to support communities and organizations statewide with grants for shovel-ready projects or transformative planning endeavors. Approximately $600,000 in funding has been earmarked for the program by the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, which was awarded over $13.5 million as part of the American Rescue Plan. To learn more about the NORI Grant program, please view the Grant Manual

Currently, all funds from the NORI grant program have been awarded. Click here to learn more about the projects receiving funding.


Questions about the NORI grant? Please contact:

Elisabeth Johnson
Deputy Administrator, Nevada Division of Outdoor Recreation or (775) 684-2722


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How do I apply?

You can download the NORI Grant Application here. Please send your completed form to Paper copies can also be requested by calling (775) 684-2722. If you would like to stay up-to-date on grant deadlines, join the email list by contacting Elisabeth Johnson at

NOTE: Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will be rejected, unless NDOR has approved a late submission in advance.


Who can apply?

Federal and state agencies, political subdivisions of the State of Nevada, local governments (i.e. counties, cities, and towns), tribal governments, special government districts, and nonprofit 501c3 organizations. 


What projects are eligible?

Projects include permanent and public infrastructure construction or rehabilitation and transformative technical support that engages the community in outdoor recreation. Grants are available for projects up to $75,000.


Is there a match requirement?

Matching funds of at least 10% (cash or in-kind) are required for grantees to demonstrate a local commitment, as well as to maximize NORI program funds. Additional points will be given for projects that secure at least 10% more in match, for a total of at least 20% match.


Grant timeline:

  • Application opens: April 1, 2023
  • Final application deadline: May 31, 2023
  • Application review: June 1 – July 15, 2023
  • Project selection and agreements: July 16 – August 31, 2023
  • Project implementation: September 1, 2023 – August 31, 2025