The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural resources (DCNR) recently announced that grant applications are now being accepted for recreation and conservation projects in communities across Pennsylvania. “We are excited to open up the Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants for 2024 and look forward to reviewing worthy applications from across the Commonwealth,” DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said. 

The 2024 Community Conservation Partnerships Program (aka C2P2) grant application round will remain open until 4:00 PM, Wednesday, April 3.

Grant applications are only accepted through DCNR’s Grants Customer Service Portal. A portal tutorial video is available on DCNR’s YouTube channel to help potential applicants learn about grant requirements and how to navigate the application interface.

Last year, the program awarded more than $52 million to more than 225 local and community projects statewide. Those awards will help build or renovate more than 80 local parks, 23 miles of trails, and permanently protect 6,000 acres of land for public recreation.

This post adapted from a release from DCNR.