Friday, January 8, 2010

DCNR Accepting Community Conservation Partnership Grants, Workshops Set

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is now accepting applications for Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grants. (formal notice)
Applications are due April 21.
Depending on the funding source, eligible applicants include Commonwealth municipalities and appropriate nonprofit organizations.
Funding is available to plan, acquire land for, develop or rehabilitate active and passive recreation, park, conservation, greenway and open space areas and facilities; Land Trust Projects to acquire open space, critical habitat and natural areas; Pennsylvania Recreational Trails Projects to develop and maintain recreational trails and related facilities for motorized and nonmotorized recreational trail use; Rails-to-Trails Projects to plan, acquire or develop rail-trail corridors; River Conservation Projects to develop river conservation plans and fund implementation projects involving acquiring land, and planning or developing facilities such as trails and fishing access areas along river corridors; Snowmobile/ATV Projects to plan, acquire, develop and maintain snowmobile and ATV trails; Education, Training and Implementation Projects that develop, promote or conduct training or educational programs; prepare and distribute technical assistance or educational manuals, brochures or videos and/or otherwise provide for the training and education of both professionals and the general public on a local, county, regional or statewide basis.
Applicant Workshops
During the month of February a series of seven free grants workshops are scheduled at the following locations throughout this Commonwealth, from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. focusing on the Department's Greening Emphasis, how to develop a competitive and ready to go project and changes to the 2010 C2P2 Grants Program:
-- February 2—The Fire Academy, Conshohocken;
-- February 4—Chester County Government Services Center, West Chester;
-- February 9—Stuart Community Center, Carlisle;
-- February 11—Boalsburg Fire Company, Boalsburg;
-- February 18—Luzerne County Community College, Educational Conference Center, Nanticoke;
-- February 23—Clarion University, James Gemmell Student Complex, Clarion; and
-- February 24—Dormont Borough Recreation Center, Dormont.
To register for these workshops go to the Workshops-Grants Calendar.
All grant applications must be submitted electronically, online through the Environmental eGrants System. For assistance with the Environmental eGrants System, call the Department Grants Customer Services Center at 800-326-7734 or send email to:

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