|•||All applicants planning to apply for a land acquisition grant under the Critical Habitat/Open Space Program must pre-qualify as an eligible applicant for funding under the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund Act, click on the Prequalified Land Trust Policy for more information.|
|•||Collect County/Municipal Notification Letters|
|•||Secure Match: If cash match from sources other than applicant, commitment letters provided from those providing match|
|•||Secure Match: If land donation is part of the match, provide an appraisal report|
|•||Create a realistic, accurate, and detailed cost estimate / budget|
|•||Obtain an appraisal report for the project property to be acquired. See our Appraisal Policy for guidance.|
|•||Provide tax map|
|•||Waiver of Retroactivity, formal written request to DCNR – Central Office and has contacted appropriate staff person. See our Waiver for Retroactivity Policy.|
Project that will provide public access to local community park and recreation areas.
Critical Habitat/Open Space
Project that protects open space and critical habitat for important species and ecosystems.
This Grant Program is administered by: Bureau of Recreation and Conservation