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Fall 2016 Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grant Workshop - Clarion

Location:  Park Inn by Radisson, 45 Holiday Inn Road, Clarion, PA 16214

BRC Region:  6 - Clarion, PA

Date:  Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Time:  9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

This workshop is designed to help applicants develop project ideas in preparation of submitting a grant application to the Community Conservation Grant Program, which opens Monday, January 23, and closes Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.  DCNR Bureau of Recreation and Conservation staff will be on hand to deliver a power point presentation on the application process, review current program priorities, and discuss eligible project categories.  Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of the six statewide in-person grant workshops held this fall. 

The Community Conservation Partnerships Program focuses on planning, acquisition, and development activities associated with conservation areas, community parks, trails, river conservation and recreation, riparian buffer areas, etc. 

The second half of the workshop offers four simultaneously held breakout sessions designed specifically for the type of project you are interested in applying for.  The choices of breakout sessions are as follows:  (1) community recreation planning projects; (2) community recreation development projects; (3) trail projects (trail planning, trail acquisition and trail development); and (4) land acquisition (community recreation and land conservation).  Therefore, if your organization is considering submitting grants for more than one type of project, consider sending more than one person to this workshopWorkshop attendees will have opportunities to ask questions and network with BRC staff and their municipal, non-profit, and community volunteer colleagues. 

If you have questions concerning DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnership Grant Program, please visit this webpage and contact the regional advisor associated with the county in which your project is located in.  http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/brc/aboutus/index.htm

These workshops are provided in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS).


Those that are interested in applying to the Community Conservation Grant Program, but are unable to attend an in-person grant workshop, are encouraged to participate in the “DCNR Grants for Recreation, Conservation, River and Trail Projects” webinar scheduled for 10:00am on Wednesday, January 11th 2017.    

Those interested in applying to the Community Conservation Grant Program to support regional or statewide initiatives, such as conservation landscape or heritage area work, should attend the “Grant Funding for Statewide or Regional Partnerships Projects” webinar scheduled for 10:00am on Thursday, December 15th, 2016. 

Registration for these webinars will be available on the DCNR calendar. 

Free Continuing Education Units (CEU’s):

Attendees who stay for the entire 2.5 hour workshop are eligible to receive .25 CEU’s.  If you are interested in obtaining CEU’s at this workshop, simply request a CEU Certification form at the registration desk.  DCNR staff will sign and collect the CEU forms before sending them to PRPS for final processing. 

If you have any questions regarding this workshop please call (717) 783-2712 or email jwyoung@pa.gov.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 9:00am to 12:30pm

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