Community Conservation Partnerships Program

Posted by Department of Environmental Protection on March 16, 2015

Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) of the PA Department of Environmental Protection

Land Acquisition and Conservation
These projects involve the purchase and/or donation of land for park and recreation areas, greenways, critical habitat areas and/or open space.

Park Rehabilitation and Development
These projects involve the rehabilitation and development of public parks, recreation facilities, greenways and river conservation projects.

Community Recreation and Conservation Planning
Planning projects “lay the groundwork” for future land acquisition, development and/or management of parks, recreational facilities, critical habitat, open space, natural areas, greenways, and river/watershed corridors.

State and Regional Partnerships
Partnerships projects are collaborative statewide or regional initiatives that help build local, county, regional and statewide capacity to better develop and manage recreation and park facilities and to promote the conservation of natural and heritage resources through plan implementation, education and training.

Trail projects include the acquisition, planning, development, rehabilitation, or maintenance of designated routes on land or water for motorized and non-motorized recreation activities. This includes the purchase of equipment for trail construction or maintenance.

Peer and Circuit Rider
These grant programs fund projects that help municipalities, counties, multi-municipal partnerships, and council of governments to increase local capacity for recreation, parks and conservation. The Peer program funds projects that, through a collaborative process, focus on a specific need identified by the grantee and its partners. The Circuit Rider program aides in the hiring of a full-time park, recreation or conservation professional whose services are shared by the members of a formal partnership, commission or authority.

The current grant round started on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 and ends on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

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