Great American Outdoors Act

The U.S. Forest Service implementation of the Great American Outdoors Act, which permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation fund, and establishes the new Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund - which will enable federal land managers to take aggressive steps to address deferred maintenance and other infrastructure projects on national forests and grasslands through 2025.

In 2021, the Forest Service invested up to $40 million in GAOA funding for 29 projects to address critical deferred maintenance, improve transportation, and enhance recreation infrastructure on national forests in Washington and Oregon. Deferred maintenance projects proposed for Fiscal Year 22 and FY23 have been submitted for funding consideration under the agency’s National Asset Management Program. These project proposals are currently being evaluated for funding via the Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund and other funding authorities, including the Capital Improvement and Maintenance and Federal Land Transportation Program. The FY24 proposal window is scheduled to open late spring of this year.

The story map below showcases the projects being funded by the Great American Outdoors Act in Oregon and Washington

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Additional Resources


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For business opportunities related to Great American Outdoors Act projects, visit and search “Contract Opportunities,” keyword: GAOA. Opportunities will be posted as they become available.

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The Pacific Northwest Region will receive up to $40 million in Great American Outdoors Act funds towards deferred maintenance projects in Washington and Oregon this year. In all, 29 projects in Washington and Oregon will be completed using fiscal year FY 21 funding. View a complete list of approved projects.