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Funding opportunity: IDNR accepting applications for Park and Recreation Facility Construction Grant


The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is accepting applications through Jan. 21, 2020 for the state’s Park and Recreational Facility Construction (PARC) Grant Program. The program will provide grants to eligible local governments for acquisition, development, construction, rehabilitation or other capital improvements to park and recreation facilities in Illinois.

IDNR is anticipating that a total of $25 million in grants will be available through funding provided by the Rebuild Illinois Act. The maximum grant award is $2.5 million.

The PARC Grant Program provides funding for bondable, brick and mortar projects that include demolition, site preparation and improvements for indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, reconstruction, improvements and expansion to existing facilities, and new construction. Projects involving land acquisition for construction of new or expansion of existing indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, and for open space and conservation purposes, are also eligible. The priority of the program is the renovation or construction of indoor recreation facilities since they are not eligible under other IDNR grant programs. Read more.

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