Senator Baker Encourages Local Organizations to Apply for DCNR Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grants

(DALLAS) – Counties, municipalities and municipal agencies, pre-qualified land trusts, non-profits and other eligible organizations interested in applying for conservation, recreation, trail, and riparian buffer grants through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) may do so now, according to state Senator Lisa Baker (R-20).

Over the past 20 years, the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) has funded more than 4,000 projects that have helped plan, acquire, and develop parks, recreation facilities, trails, and conserved critical conservation areas and watersheds; supported education and training on conservation and recreation topics; and built conservation, heritage, and recreation partnerships.

“These grants are important tools to protect our environment, provide recreational opportunities, and ensure Pennsylvania’s natural beauty can be enjoyed by future generations,” said Senator Baker. “I encourage all eligible groups to apply.”

Applications will be accepted through April 5th, 2023. Online tutorials are available to aid eligible organizations in the application process.  For more information, visit:

The DCNR Recreation and Conservation grant program is funded with a variety of state and federal funding sources including Pennsylvania’s natural gas “Impact Fee.”

For more information on the grant program, visit:

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