Senator Gordner Encourages Local Government and Non-Profits to Prepare to Apply for Recreational Grant Funding

(HARRISBURG) – – The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is preparing to accept applications for 2010 Community Conservation Partnership Program (C2P2) grant funding, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).  He is encouraging local governments and non-profit groups to take advantage of several upcoming grant workshops to maximize their chances of obtaining the highly competitive funding.

“Funding under C2P2 may be used to plan, acquire land, develop or rehabilitate recreational and conservation projects,” said Senator Gordner.

In the past, projects of a regional nature have received favorable consideration, and Senator Gordner encourages local entities to work together to forward regional projects.  “As an example, the East Snyder Park received funding to develop its regional facility two years ago when Selinsgrove, Shamokin Dam, and Monroe and Penn Townships worked together on an application,” said Senator Gordner.  “The four municipalities likely would have had a difficult time obtaining funding individually.”

The grant application period is open now through April 21. Information on the C2P2 program and the upcoming workshops may be found at the Department’s website atwww.dcnr.state.pa.us