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Illinois Department of Natural Resources Park and Recreational Facility Construction (PARC) Grant Program

Grants for Park and Recreation Unit
Construction Projects

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Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Deadline Date:

11/29/10 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging up to $125,000 are available for park and recreational unit construction projects. Funding is provided for the development, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, improvement, architectural planning and installation of buildings, structures and related infrastructure for park or recreation purposes. Examples of buildings and facilities that support outdoor/indoor recreation include but are not limited to sports fieldhouses, gymnasiums, natatoriums, recreation centers, indoor shooting/archery ranges, clubhouses/golfing, nature interpretive centers, bathhouses, warming shelters, announcer/scorer booths for outdoor fields, indoor batting cages, indoor golf facility, indoor soccer fields and tennis courts. Outdoor recreation facilities such as playgrounds, trails, sport fields, shelters, etc.

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GrantWatch ID#: 123922

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

A park or recreation unit construction project is defined as the acquisition, development,construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, improvement, architectural planning, and installation.

Pre-Application Information:

Before completing an application, it is highly recommended that the DNR grant staff be contacted at 217/782-7481 to discuss the proposed project informally.

Application submission begins after OCTOBER 15, 2010.

The PARC program shall operate on a reimbursement basis providing up to the following maximum percentages for funding assistance: the State will provide up to 75% of approved project costs, with the exception of those local governments defined as “disadvantaged”, which will be eligible for up to 90% funding.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

DNR, Division of Grant Administration
One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, Illinois 62702-1271

Telephone: 217/782-7481
FAX: 217/782-9599

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois