Governor Pritzker announces $29.7 million in grants for Illinois park projects
On Jan. 17, Governor JB Pritzker announced $29.7 million in grants for 85 local projects which will help communities acquire open space and develop and improve recreational facilities throughout Illinois.
The grants announced today are funded through the state’s Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) program, administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). The OSLAD program can provide up to one-half of a project’s funds. When combined with the investment of local matching funds, the grants announced will support more than $56 million in local park development projects and land acquisitions statewide. Read more.
Nine of the 85 projects are based in the south suburbs including Calumet City, Hazel Crest, Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, Mokena Community Park District, Olympia Fields Park District, Park Forest, Riverdale, Robbins, and Tinley Park District. See the full list of grant recipients.