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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, NOV. 17, 2021 –  The Missouri Department of Natural Resources Division of State Parks is pleased to announce the 2022 grant round for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is now open.

LWCF grants are available to cities, counties and public school districts to be used for outdoor recreation projects.

“We are excited to provide assistance for communities to create and improve their outdoor recreational opportunities in order to boost health and wellness for all,” director of Missouri Department of Natural Resources Dru Buntin said. “Since 1965, Missouri has received more than $90 million dollars for Land and Water Conservation Fund projects.”

For more information about this program, to download the grant application and to register for a grant application workshop, visit

For questions, contact grants management staff at The deadline to apply is Feb. 16, 2022.

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

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