On October 3, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced that $1 million in PENNVEST-funded grants are being made available to assist landowners with planting trees along streams in Pennsylvania to improve water quality. The grant application period opening this week also includes $250,000 for trails and projects related to the use of snowmobiles and ATVs.
The DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Program grant round opened on October 2 and closes December 20 for these grants.
Funding for Snowmobile/ATV projects is through the ATV Management Restricted Account and the Snowmobile Management Restricted Account as authorized by Act 97 of 2016. The accounts are supported by registration fees.
Trail projects include acquisition, planning, development, rehabilitation, or maintenance of designated routes on land for motorized recreation activities. This includes the purchase of equipment for trail construction or maintenance.
To apply, visit the DCNR grant portal.