In advance of the 2019 grant opening, the Department of Conservation and Resources (DCNR) will be offering its annual free, in-person grant workshops at six locations across Pennsylvania in October and November, DCNR Secretary Cindy Adam Dunn announced on October 2.
“Does your community playground meet current safety and accessibility standards? What’s the first step in renovating a community pool? 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,” Dunn said.
Participants will receive guidance and updates on DCNR’s online application process and how to create a competitive application. Attendees also will receive information on eligible applicants and projects; and learn about the documents required for various projects.
Borough leaders, municipal officials, consultants, land trusts, board members, trail managers, and park and recreation professionals all are encouraged to attend.
Beginning October 23 in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, and ending November 14 in Oakdale, Allegheny County, regional workshops begin at 9:30 AM and close at 12:00 PM. Registration begins at 9:00 AM. Sessions dates and locations are:
- October 23 – Montgomery County Fire Academy, Conshohocken
- October 25 – Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke
- November 1 – Giant Food Store, Community Room, Camp Hill
- November 7 – Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County, State College
- November 13 – Trinity Point Church of God, Clarion
- November 14 – Collier Township Community Center, Oakdale
DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation staff will meet with community leaders and stakeholders in the field to assist with grant projects, other topics associated with parks, recreation and conservation, and potential funding sources.
For assistance, contact the staff person associated with the county in which your project is located: http://www.docs.dcnr.pa.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/document/d_001184.pdf
Free of charge, the grants workshops will offer a sound introduction to the department’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program, popularly known as “C2P2.” Also covered: land acquisitions, community park planning, community park development, river initiatives, and trails.
Attendees will be provided in-depth information on projects eligible for DCNR grant funds; learn how to develop a competitive “ready-to-go” application; learn about matching fund requirements and other sources of funding for the match; receive guidance and updates on the eGrants application process, and the documents required for each project type; learn what’s new in the DCNR Bureau of Recreation and Conservation; and have an opportunity to interact with DCNR regional advisors and grant project managers.
Pre-registration is required five business days prior to the scheduled date of the workshop. To register visit http://events.dcnr.pa.gov.