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Did you know that open spaces contribute to the overall wellbeing of our environment?
For every acre of protected land, we are also protecting drinking water supplies, providing recreational value, and ensuring generations of farmers. York County has a goal to protect 2,500 acres of land annually, help us achieve this goal by applying today!
The Open Space and Land Preservation Grant Program is an excellent opportunity for municipalities and non-profit organizations to receive matching funds to leverage other grants for parkland acquisition, park development, or related planning activities. Join us for a virtual grants workshop on August 16 at 1:00 pm.
Last year, Marcellus Shale Legacy funds were included in this grant program and were awarded to eleven organizations. Projects ranged from the purchase of equipment for Barshinger Park through the Eastern York Recreation Commission to ADA walkways and electrical improvements through the Dallastown Lions Club and park improvements in Manheim Township.
For Marcellus Shale programs: Eligible applicants include any municipality in York County, any non-profit organization with a 501(c) status, York County departments and related County agencies, and any school or school districts in York County. Grant maximum is $40,000. There is no matching requirement.
For Open Space and Land Preservation funds: Eligible applicants include any municipality in York County, non-profit organizations with a 501(c) status that have an identified focus on natural resource protection, land preservation, parks/recreation, or conservation and should be in existence for at least five years; and the York County Parks Department. Grant maximum varies based on project type. There is a 50% matching requirement.
For additional information and to register to receive the application, visit www.yorkopenspace.org.