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Missouri State Parks announces grant round for outdoor recreation funds

Missouri State Parks announces grant round for outdoor recreation funds

December 7th, 2018 in Local News

Princeton Miller, 11, participated in his first disc golf tournament last summer at Veterans Park in Fulton with the support of his mother, Theresa. The state is opening applications for parks grants to cities, counties, and schools for public recreation. The closing date is Feb. 15.

Photo by Jenny Gray /Fulton Sun.

Officials for Missouri State Parks have opened the 2019 grant round for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Recreational Trails Program.

These grants are available to cities, counties, public school districts and public universities to be used for outdoor recreation projects. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15.

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 nonprofit 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 Resources' Division of State Parks.

For more information on LWCF and Recreational Trails Program grants, contact DNR's Division of State Parks at 573-751-0848, 573-522-8191 or lwcf.rtp@dnr.mo.gov.

To download the grant applications and to register for a grant application workshop, visit mostateparks.com/page/55065/outdoor-recreation-grants.

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