Grant applications are available for outdoor recreation projects

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Volume 37-371 For Immediate Release: Oct. 8, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has announced that applications are now available for the federally funded Land and Water Conservation Fund grants to assist in financing outdoor recreation projects.

All local governments and public school districts are eligible for the federal funds, which are made available through the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service. Projects can be for the development or renovation of outdoor recreational facilities, or for acquisition of park land. A 55 percent match is required.

Applications must be postmarked by Nov. 23, 2009. An estimated $500,000 is expected to be awarded in the fiscal year 2010 cycle.

In Missouri, the Department of Natural Resources administers the grant program. Electronic versions of the applications are available on the Department's Web page at www.mostateparks.com/grantinfo.htm. Applications can also be requested by writing to the Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, Grants Management Section, PO Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102, by phone at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf), or by emailing chris.buckland@dnr.mo.gov.

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