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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, DEC. 17, 2018 – Missouri State Parks announces the opening of the 2019 grant round for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Recreational Trails Program.

Land and Water Conservation Fund grants are available to cities, counties, public school districts and public universities to be used for outdoor recreation projects.

Recreational Trails Program grants fund public trail-related projects and are available to local and state governments, public school districts, public universities, private schools, for-profit and non-profit organizations, and businesses.

"We are excited to help communities provide access to outdoor recreation opportunities, which can help improve the health of Missouri citizens and increase the livability of our communities," said Ben Ellis, director of the Department of Natural Reources' Division of State Parks.

For more information on Land and Water Conservation Fund and Recreational Trails Program grants, contact DNR’s Division of State Parks at 573-751-0848 or 573-522-8191 or

Registration is now open. Please visit to download the grant application and to register for a grant application workshop. Deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2019.

For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Department of Natural Resources.

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