Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Grants to Michigan local and state government agencies and school districts to enhance outdoor resources in local communities. Applicants must convene a public gathering and must submit required documents prior to applying. The primary purpose of funding is to create new public recreation facilities and areas. The renovation of existing facilities is eligible if the facility has reached its useful life and inadequate maintenance, poor design, or construction was not the cause of the facilities’ poor or unsafe condition.
The program is intended to create and maintain a nationwide legacy of high-quality recreation areas and facilities and to stimulate non-federal investments in the protection and maintenance of recreation resources across the United States.
A variety of development projects for public outdoor recreation facilities are eligible for funding through the LWCF program. Examples include, but are not limited to, trailways, picnic areas, beaches, campgrounds, boating access, fishing areas, winter sports areas, playgrounds, ball fields, tennis courts, and skate parks. Facilities needed to support outdoor recreation such as restrooms and storage buildings as well as facilities for the interpretation of natural resources are also eligible.
Eligible sheltered facilities – Swimming pools and ice-skating rinks located in areas which meet cold climatic criteria, shelters of permanent construction may partially or completely enclose these facilities to protect them against cold weather conditions and thereby significantly increase the recreation opportunities provided. Please contact your Grant Coordinator to determine project eligibility.
GrantWatch ID#: 148057
The minimum grant amount is $30,000 ($60,000 total project cost) and the maximum grant amount is $500,000 ($1,000,000 total project cost). The match percentage must be exactly 50 percent.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://secure1.state.mi.us/MIRGS/Login2.aspx?APPTHEME=MIDNR
For information or assistance on this publication:
Telephone: (517) 284-7268 (517-28-GRANT)
FAX: (517) 241-0013
Livingston & Oakland Counties
Dan Lord, Section Manager
Rachel Schumaker, Assistant to the Section Manager and MNRTF Board Secretary
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