DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grants Available; Preapplication Workshops Scheduled
[40 Pa.B. 261]
[Saturday, January 9, 2010]
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (Department) announces the 2010 open application period for Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) Grants administered by the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (Bureau). The primary open application period will officially begin January 6, 2010, and end at 4 p.m. on April 21, 2010. Depending on the funding source, eligible applicants include Commonwealth municipalities and appropriate nonprofit organizations. All grant applications must be submitted electronically, online through the Environmental eGrants System available at https://www.grants.dcnr.state.pa.us/index.aspx.
All of the necessary information, plus additional program policies and application instructions, are available online both from within the online, electronic Environmental eGrants System and from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program web page. For assistance with the Environmental eGrants System, call the Department Grants Customer Services Center at (800) 326-7734 or e-mail DCNR-Grants@state.pa.us. Applications may not be submitted by means of fax or e-mail; if so-submitted, they will be rejected as not-submitted.
Funding is available for Community Recreation and Conservation Projects 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.
During the month of February 2010 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, 2010—The Fire Academy, Conshohocken
February 4, 2010—Chester County Government Services Center, West Chester
February 9, 2010—Stuart Community Center, Carlisle
February 11, 2010—Boalsburg Fire Company, Boalsburg
February 18, 2010—Luzerne County Community College, Educational Conference Center, Nanticoke
February 23, 2010—Clarion University, James Gemmell Student Complex, Clarion
February 24, 2010—Dormont Borough Recreation Center, Dormont
To register for these workshops go to http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/calendar under the Workshops-Grants Calendar.
Persons with a disability who wish to submit an application and require assistance should contact Darrel Siesholtz at (717) 787-7672 to discuss how the Department may best accommodate their needs. Voice/TTY users should call (800) 654-5984.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-63. Filed for public inspection January 8, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]
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