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Free Workshops Help Townships Apply for Recreation and Conservation Grants

Thursday January 9th, 2014

If your township wants to apply for a grant to fund public recreation or conservation projects, be sure to attend a free half-day grant workshop in February.

Elected and appointed municipal officials, parks and recreation board members, trail managers, and others who help develop conservation and recreation programs are encouraged to participate.

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is partnering with the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society to present six grant workshops across the commonwealth to help municipalities apply for funding under the department’s Community Conservation Partnership Program (C2P2).

The workshops will give potential applicants in-depth information on eligible projects, how to develop a competitive “ready to go” application, and matching fund requirements. Participants will also receive updates on the eGrants application process and the documents required for each type of project. They will also be able to ask questions of staff from the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.

Workshops will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the following locations (registration begins at 9 a.m.):

  • February 5 — Camp Hill Borough Building, Cumberland County
  • February 6 — Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus, Fire Academy
  • February 19 — Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke
  • February 20 — Pa. Military Museum, Boalsburg, Centre County
  • February 25 — Pine Township Recreation Center, Wexford, Allegheny County
  • February 26 — Clarion Holiday Inn, Clarion, Clarion County

The workshops are free, but preregistration is required. For more information, contact Linda Manning at (717) 783-4736 or email linmanning@pa.gov.