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State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)
The Office of Strategic Planning and Policy with assistance from the Offices of Planning and Development and Statewide Planning has revised the " State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan" (SCORP). The goal of the SCORP is to improve the availability, diversity and quality of outdoor recreational opportunities available to Rhode Island's public by setting outdoor recreation funding priorities for both state and local outdoor recreation facilities that will advance outdoor recreation. Priorities set are based on an assessment of the supply and demand for outdoor recreation facilities.
National Park Service requires all states to develop and regularly update a SCORP to be eligible for federal outdoor recreation grants from the Land & Water Conservation Funds (LWCF). State and municipalities will be given up to a total of $5 million dollars over the next five years for development, improvement and acquisition of outdoor recreational facilities when the SCORP is completed in December 2002.
Strategic Planning and Policy will publish numerous studies and maps listed below, which will be used as a basis for the supply and demand assessment.