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DCNR Now Accepting Applications For Parks, Recreation, Land Conservation, Stream Buffer Grants
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Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn reminded local governments and recreation and conservation organizations grant applications are now being accepted for recreation and conservation projects.  The deadline to apply is April 22.

“Outdoor recreation and healthier living close to home are just two of the many benefits to be funded through these grants for local park improvements, trails, and river access,” said Dunn. “Quality of life is improved for so many by this local emphasis. Also, we know every grant dollar, generally leverages an additional $3 in local, county, and private investments, giving every state dollar more power for the public good.”

Funded through DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program, grants benefit planning, acquisition, and development of:

-- Public parks

-- Recreation areas

-- Motorized and non-motorized trails

-- River conservation and access

-- Stream buffers

-- Open space conservation

-- Regional and statewide partnerships to better develop and manage resources

Grant Webinars

DCNR has scheduled two webinars to help potential applicants:

-- January 29:  Grants for Recreation, Conservation, Trail and Riparian Buffer Projects, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  Click Here to register.

-- February 19: Statewide and Regional Partnership Grant Program for public recreation, conservation, or heritage-area initiatives undertaken across a statewide or regional landscape. 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  Click Here to register.

Primary source of grant funding is the Keystone Fund, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018. Since 1993, the Keystone Fund has supported more than 300 trail projects, more than 2,400 community park development projects, and conserved more 117,400 acres throughout the Commonwealth.

For more information, visit DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnership Grant Program webpage.

For more background, visit DCNR's Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan webpage.

For more information on state parks and forests and recreation in Pennsylvania, visit DCNR’s website, Click Here to sign up for the Resource newsletter, Visit the Good Natured DCNR Blog,  Click Here for upcoming events, Click Here to hook up with DCNR on other social media-- Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

Other Grant Opportunities

These other grant programs are now accepting applications for watershed restoration and green infrastructure projects with these deadlines--

January 31-- DEP Pilot Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Proposals

February 13-- Schuylkill River Restoration Fund Grant Letters Of Intent

February 19-- Fish & Boat Commission State Wildlife Grants

March 31-- PennVEST Center For Water Quality Excellence Proposals

April 1-- DEP Chesapeake Bay Farm Conservation Plan Grants

April 3-- Dept. Of Agriculture Farm Vitality Planning Grants

April 22-- DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Grants

April 22-- DCNR Riparian Forest Buffer Grants

April 24-- Game Commission Howard Nursery Annual Seedling Sale

May 31-- CFA Act 13 Program Grants

June 1-- U.S.D.A. Rural Stormwater, Water Infrastructure Funding (apply anytime)

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[Posted: January 23, 2020]


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