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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 17, 2010
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Grant funding available for parks and recreation

(RICHMOND, Va.) ? Parks and recreation grants ranging from $50,000 to $125,000 are now available to towns, cities, counties, regional park authorities and state agencies. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, in partnership with the National Park Service, has approximately $400,000 to award through the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The deadline for preliminary applications is March 26, 2010, at 4 p.m.

This federal grant program was established to acquire and develop public outdoor recreation areas. Areas that receive funding from the program must be open and maintained in perpetuity as public outdoor recreation areas.

The LWCF program is a reimbursement program. The sponsoring agency must be capable of financing the project in its entirety while requesting periodic reimbursement.

The 2010 grant round is a two-step application process. Click here for information about the application process.

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