Wednesday, October 5, 2016

PRPS, DCNR Set Community Conservation Partnership Grant Workshops, Webinar

In partnership with the PA Recreation and Park Society, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will be offering its annual, free, in-person Community Conservation Partnership Grant Workshops at 6 locations across the state in November.
The Community Conservation Partnerships Program focuses on planning, acquisition, and development activities associated with conservation areas, community parks, trails, river conservation and recreation, riparian buffer areas and more.
The workshops will be held from 9:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m. on these dates--
-- November 16: Park Inn Radisson Hotel, Clarion; and
Grants Webinar
DCNR will also hold a Grants for Recreation, Conservation, River and Trail Projects webinar on January 11 starting at 10:00 a.m.
“These workshops are designed to answer all the questions applicants have when they consider seeking available DCNR grants for recreation, conservation and community-based projects,” said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn.  “Participants will receive guidance and updates on our online application process and how to create a competitive application.  Attendees also will receive information on eligible applicants and projects, learn about the documents required for various types of projects, and have the opportunity to interact with Bureau of Recreation and Conservation staff.
“Borough leaders, municipal officials, consultants, land trusts, board members, trail managers and park and recreation professionals all are encouraged to attend,” added Dunn.
The window for submitting grant applications will open January 23 and close April 12.
Questions about these workshops should be directed to DCNR at 717-783-2712 or send email
For grant guidelines, priorities and more, visit DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnership Grant webpage.  DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation Regional Advisors can also be helpful in the grant process or call DCNR Grants Customer Service at 1-800-326-7734 or send email to:
For more information on programs, initiatives, special events, workshops and grant opportunities, visit the PA Recreation and Park Society webpage.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Society and Like on Facebook.
For more information on DCNR programs, visit DCNR’s website, Click Here to sign up for the Resource newsletter, Click Here to be part of DCNR’s Online Community,  Click Here to hook up with DCNR on other social media-- Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.
(Reprinted from The Fall magazine of the PA Recreation and Parks Society.)

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