Federal Funds Accessible via DNR for Out of doors Recreation Area


The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting preliminary applications for the Federal Fund for Soil and Water Protection (LWCF) funding program. This process allows local governments to receive grants to create new outdoor recreation spaces, revitalize existing parks and create connections between people and nature. DNR accepts applications until November 1, 2022.

Recognition: Christine Lochart

Municipalities and counties are eligible for up to a 50% grant from the LWCF, which is funded by the National Park Service. Project sponsors must match the grant award 1:1 with non-government dollars. Local Matching Funds may include funds received from DNR through the Open Space Local program or Community parks and playground programs. Funding requests to the LWCF can range from $50,000 to $1 million.

Interested jurisdictions should complete the project documentation and submit it to Andrew Mengel at [email protected]. Further details and application documents can be found under Maryland DNR Land and Water Conservation Fund website.

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