SPOONER - May 1, 2009 is the deadline for land acquisition and outdoor recreation area grants administered by the Department of Natural Resources. Grant application booklets are available for Department of Natural Resources’ Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Local Assistance Grants, Federal Recreational Trail grants, and the Federal Land and Water Conservation fund.
Through these programs local units of government and nonprofit conservation organizations can receive funds to acquire land and land rights, and develop public outdoor recreation areas. Project selection and grant awards will be made after July 2009. Grants are available for up to 50% of eligible project costs. A copy of the booklets or application assistance can be obtained by contacting either Ed Slaminski, DNR Regional Community Services Specialist, at 715/635-4130 (e-mail) at firstname.lastname@example.org for Ashland, Bayfield, Barron, Burnett, Douglas, Rusk, Polk, Sawyer, and Washburn counties, or Pat Zatopa, DNR Regional Community Services Specialist, at 715-365-8928 (e-mail) email@example.com for Oneida, Vilas, Taylor, Lincoln, Forest, Florence, Price, Iron, and Langlade counties.
Application information is available at the DNR’s website under the Community Financial Assistance page.