State Recreation and Conservation Office Offering Outdoors Grants

January 31, 2018

WWRP and other outdoors grant applications are being accepted this year, and a new match reduction policy is in effect, to give more opportunities to communities in need.

Excerpt: “This is a new opportunity for communities with low income populations or in distressed or federal disaster areas to take advantage of our grants to build their long-envisioned parks or trails,” said Kaleen Cottingham, director of the Recreation and Conservation Office, in a press release. “We listened to local leaders who told us that they often can’t build community parks or trails because they can’t raise the required match. With this new policy, certain communities would have their required match reduced, some as low as 10 percent.”

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