Siacor will review outdoor recreation grant applications Feb. 23

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-046 For Immediate Release: Feb. 20, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, -- The State Inter-Agency Council for Outdoor Recreation (SIACOR) will meet on Monday, Feb. 23, to review fiscal year 2009 applications for the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grants. The meeting will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' building at 1659 E. Elm St. in Jefferson City.  

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a federal grant program that can be used by local, city and county governments and school districts to acquire, develop and renovate outdoor recreation facilities. The Department of Natural Resources received 38 applications requesting $1.7 million. An estimated $400,000 from the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service is anticipated to be available for fiscal year '09 cycle. The council will review the applications and recommend which projects should receive funding. The grants are recommended for projects with the highest scores based on meeting the recreational needs of the communities, planning goals and unique or specific attributes. The recommended applications will be sent to the National Park Service for approval. The grants require a 55 percent match by the grant recipient.

For more information on the grant program, contact the Department of Natural Resources at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf), or visit the Web at www.mostateparks.com.

###