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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Grant Applications Now Being Accepted for
Park, Recreation, Conservation Projects

Applications are now being accepted for a state grant program that promotes the rehabilitation and new development of parks and recreation facilities, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has scheduled workshops and is now accepting applications from municipalities and non-profit organizations for grants under the 2013 Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2).

“The C2P2 grant program provides the opportunity for significant investments in local projects through building on the natural and recreational resources we have in the region,” Scarnati said. “Our community has seen the benefits of this program in the past and I would encourage municipalities and organizations throughout our region to consider applying this year.”

In 2013 the DCNR will target grants for projects that promote the local recreation and conservation priorities listed in the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. Information on the Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan is available at www.paoutdoorrecplan.com. The application period for C2P2 is open until April 10, 2013. Grant applications are available at www.grants.dcnr.state.pa.us.

The DCNR has scheduled a series of grant workshops for local officials and recreation associations beginning in February. Information on workshops may be found at www.dcnr.state.pa.us/calendar.

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