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Community Parks and Playgrounds Program (CPandP) Grant

Grants to Maryland Municipalities to
Improve and Develop Parks and Open Spaces

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Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Land Acquisition and Planning

Deadline Date:

08/15/18 3:00 PM


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Grants to Maryland incorporated municipalities and cities for the restoration, improvement, and development of parks and open spaces. Primary consideration will be given to capital requests related to the development and improvement of parks and green spaces.

Eligible activities may include but are not limited to the following:
- Development of new parks
- Rehabilitation of existing parks
- Expansion or improvement of existing parks
- Purchase and installation of playground equipment
- Development of environmentally oriented parks and recreation projects
- Development of new trails or extension of existing trails
- Creation of access points to water recreation resources
- Acquisition of land to create new parks

The Department of Natural Resources works to provide opportunities for Marylanders, especially children, to experience nature. Nature Play Spaces are one of the many types of public recreation projects eligible for consideration for Community Parks and Playgrounds grant funding.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174302

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding is available to incorporated municipalities and Baltimore City.

Projects are within the applicant’s jurisdiction and the applicant holds the rights to develop on the property.

Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to partner with applicants in project sponsorship and implementation.

Pre-Application Information:

Grants may be for up to 100% of the project cost and are selected on a competitive basis.

Each applicant will be limited to one (1) Grant Proposal List submission package, which may contain several prioritized projects, per award cycle.

Applications are due on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by 3:00 p.m.

Notifications will be issued in May, 2019.

Community Parks and Playgrounds is a reimbursable grant program. DNR will reimburse the applicant for the approved project costs when proper documentation is provided with the reimbursement request for individual component projects.

The Department has developed a website that provides information about Nature Play Spaces:

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications by mail to:

Community Parks and Playgrounds Grants
Land Acquisition and Planning
Department of Natural Resources
Tawes Office Building, E-4
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Allegany and Garrett counties:

John Braskey, Program Administrator

Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's and St. Mary's counties:

Margaret Lashar, Program Administrator

Baltimore City, Baltimore, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester counties:

Carrie Lhotsky, Program Administrator

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USA: Maryland