Indiana will receive a share of $95 million from the U.S. Department of the Interior. The support from the Land and Water Conservation Fund totals nearly $1.9 million.
The funding comes from offshore oil and gas development revenues. It will be used for job creation, economic develoment and outdoor recreation projects within states, territories and the District of Columbia.
The LWCF was established in 1965 and has distributed more than $4 billion since, which the National Park Service says has helped leverage over $8 billion in matching public and private investment.
Indiana has three federally-recognized national parks: George Rogers Clark National Historic Park in Vincennes, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Porter County and the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Spencer County. You can connect to more on the fund by clicking here.