THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND AND THE URBAN PARKS AND RECREATION RECOVERY PROGRAM

WHEREAS, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery Program (UPARR) return conservation and recreation funds to states and local governments; and

WHEREAS, LWCF and UPARR have been responsible for more than 38,000 community parks; and

WHEREAS, LWCF and UPARR have been integral to a healthy and safe urban community life through funding municipal parks, and creating urban soccer, baseball, and football fields; and

WHEREAS, LWCF and UPARR encourage and promote healthy lifestyles, an area of growing concern; and

WHEREAS, LWCF and UPARR promote smart growth and livable communities; and

WHEREAS, LWCF and UPARR are critical resources for providing recreation places for America's young people; and

WHEREAS, LWCF and UPARR advance economic and job development in cities,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Congress fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund's stateside, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and territories program at no less than the Administration's request of $200 million; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Congress fund the UPARR at no less than $30 million.