The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is accepting applications for a special Fall 2022 grant round for Community Conservation Partnership Program (C2P2) that was funded as part of the state’s final 2022-2023 budget deal using American Rescue Plan Funds. The deadline to submit applications for the fall grant round is October 27.
For this supplemental round, municipalities with populations of less than 5,000 need to provide only a 20% local match with no restrictions on project size. In addition, $8 million is available for tree planting, lawn conversion, and streamside buffers. Townships may also apply for recreation and conservation planning, land acquisition and conservation, motorized trails, non-motorized trails, rehabilitation and development of public parks, recreation facilities, greenways, and river conservation projects.