Grants to Help Build Outdoor Recreation Projects

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications from local governments and public school districts for financing for outdoor recreation projects.

The grants, from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, are made available through the National Park Service.

Projects can be for the development or renovation of outdoor recreational facilities or for the purchase of park land. A 55 percent match is required. Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 31, 2005.

The park service estimates that $500,000 will be awarded in the fiscal year 2006 cycle. There will be a limit of $50,000 for each grant.

An electronic version of the application is available on the Department of Natural Resources' web page at www.mostateparks.com/grantinfo.htm. Applications can also be requested by calling 1-800-334-6946 or by sending an e-mail to marilyn.lehman@dnr.mo.gov.

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