Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC)
04/14/21 4:00 PM
Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, land trusts, heritage areas, and for-profit enterprises for projects that enhance recreational areas and conserve natural resources. Funding is intended to support a wide range of activities in the areas of conservation, parks, and recreation.
Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants can fund:
Grants also support regional and statewide partnerships that build capacity to better develop and manage resources.
Community Recreation and Conservation Planning Funding - Planning projects “lay the groundwork” for future land acquisition, development, and/or management of parks, recreational facilities, critical habitat, open space, natural areas, greenways, and river/watershed corridors.
Park Rehabilitation and Development Funding - These projects involve the rehabilitation and development of public parks, recreation facilities, greenways, and river conservation projects.
Land Acquisition and Conservation Funding - These projects involve the purchase and/or donation of land for:
Motorized and Non-Motorized Trail Funding - Trail projects include the acquisition, planning, development, rehabilitation, or maintenance of designated routes on land or water for motorized and non-motorized recreation activities. This includes the purchase of equipment for trail construction or maintenance.
State and Regional Partnership Funding - Partnerships projects are collaborative statewide or regional initiatives that help build local, county, regional, and statewide capacity to better develop and manage recreation and park facilities and to promote the conservation of natural and heritage resources through plan implementation, education, and training.
Peer and Circuit Rider Funding
Rivers Conservation Grants and Riparian Forest Buffer Funding
For examples of eligible projects for each of these programs, see the URL for Full Text link below.
GrantWatch ID#: 180578
Winter 2021-2022 – Contracting phase
Contract Start Date – January 1, 2022
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://www.brcgrants.dcnr.pa.gov/
Erin Wiley Moyers, Regional Advisor
Kathy Frankel, Recreation and Conservation Manager
Adam Mattis, Regional Advisor
Wes Fahringer, Regional Advisor
Lori Kieffer Yeich, Recreation and Conservation Manager
Lorne Possinger, Recreation and Conservation Manager
Christine Dettore, Regional Advisor
Drew Gilchrist, Regional Advisor
Jean Lynch, Regional Advisor
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Bureau of Recreation and Conservation
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