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Fall 2017 Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grant Workshop – State College


Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

Presidents Hall                

215 Innovation Blvd.

State College, PA  16803

For GPS/GoogleMaps use:  215 Innovation Blvd., State College, PA  16803

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Registration 9-9:30 am)

BRC Region: 4-State College, PA

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 22, and closes Wednesday, April 11, 2018 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.pa.gov/about/Pages/Recreation-and-Conservation.aspx

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 Wednesday, December 13th, 2017;10:00-11:30 am    

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 Thursday, January 11th 2018; 10:00-11:30 am. 

Free Continuing Education Units (CEU’s):

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

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 9:00am to 12:00pm


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Ken Hull

Ken Hull left a positive review 11/21/2017

Hi, thank you for having the workshop here in the State College area! It was a great and convenient opportunity to look into a grant my local group would like to apply for. And it's so great that this grant is even available! I never knew DCNR was so passionate about helping people make their lands and communities a better place! What I thought was really great about the workshop was the positive spirit of your people, their openness and willingness to help, their knowledge of the grant process and the workings of it all, how nice and approachable they were, the amount of informative material we were given, and the opportunity to attend focused interest breakout sessions. What I feel could have been better would be to start on time so we would have had a full three hours, make it longer than three hours (I feel it was a bit rushed and definitely not enough time in my breakout session), Have a couple mini breaks (I needed to go to the bathroom but didn't because I didn't want to miss anything), allow a person the ability to attend more than one breakout session, and maybe have a coffee station with a few little food items. I realize some of the issues I addressed were due to a room location change so it's not your fault. I just though I'd mention them. In summery, it was a great workshop that could have been longer (because it was so good and informative that it left me wanting more). Thanks for the opportunity to review. Ken Hull

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