DCNR Announces Regional Virtual Grant Workshops For Recreation And Conservation Projects In November

Need funding for a park, trail, or conservation project? The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Recreation and Conservation is hosting virtual regional grant workshops in November.

Anyone interested in applying for bureau grants in 2021 is strongly encouraged to attend.

The regional workshops will be held from 9:30 a.m. to Noon--

-- November 4: Eastern Bureau Regions 1 & 2.  Click Here to register.

-- November 12: Central Bureau Regions 3 & 4.  Click Here to register.

-- November 17: Western Bureau Regions 5 & 6. Click Here to register.

Click Here for a map as well as regional staff contacts.

Workshop dates are organized by county to allow for region and project-specific Q&A with DCNR grant managers.

The workshops are especially suited for municipal officials, consultants, board members, trail managers, land trust staff, and park and recreation professionals.

The workshops provide insight on: Who can apply; What can be funded; When funding will be available; and How to make project applications more competitive.

Projects discussed will include: Parks, pools, and playgrounds; Land protection; Trail planning and construction; and Waterway access and conservation.

“I’m hoping applicants will view these sessions as building blocks in DCNR’s blueprints that lead many a borough, township, or watershed group from dreaming about yesterday’s plans to implementing tomorrow’s improvements,” DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said. “They offer continuing refinements in a process that’s designed to make grant applications easier.”

The workshops are free, but pre-registration is required to ensure participants receive needed materials. Attendance at each workshop is limited to 200 participants.

Videos of workshop presentations will be made available on the DCNR YouTube channel for those who cannot attend.

The Bureau of Recreation and Conservation provides grants to support recreation and conservation projects. The bureau has funded projects in every Pennsylvania county.

Funding for the grants comes from the Environmental Stewardship Fund; the Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund; the Pennsylvania Recreational Trails Program; and the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.

In 2019 the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation funded over 200 construction projects including parks, playgrounds, trails, boat launches, pools, ballfields, and more. Funding for these projects totaled nearly $38 million.

For more information on bureau grants, please contact one of the bureau’s regional office staff. Bureau staff will meet with community leaders and stakeholders in the field to discuss projects and explore potential funding sources.

Visit DCNR’s Grants webpage for more information on funding opportunities.

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.

(Reprinted from the WeConservePA Blog.)

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[Posted: Sept. 16, 2020]


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