Laughlin Urges Local Organizations to Apply for DCNR Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grants

HARRISBURG – Counties, municipalities and municipal agencies, pre-qualified land trusts, non-profits and other eligible organizations interested in applying for conservation, recreation, trail and riparian buffer grants through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) may do so now, according to state Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-49).

“The goal of the Community Conservation Partnerships Grant Program is to advance collaborative multi-municipal or large-landscape recreation, conservation and heritage projects,” said Laughlin. “I urge all local governments and organizations in the 49th District to apply for these grants which can help our communities better develop and manage their outdoor resources.” 

Laughlin added that during the past 20 years, the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) has funded more than 4,000 projects that have helped, plan, acquire, and develop parks, recreation facilities, trails, and conserved critical conservation areas and watersheds; supported education and training on conservation and recreation topics; and built conservation, heritage and recreation partnerships.

Applications will be accepted through April 5th, 2023. Online tutorials are available to aid eligible organizations in the application process.  For more information, visit:

The DCNR Recreation and Conservation grant program is funded with a variety of state and federal funding sources including Pennsylvania’s natural gas impact fee.

For more information on the grant program, visit:

For more state-related news and information, constituents can visit Laughlin’s website at or follow him on Facebook and Twitter @senatorlaughlin.


Contact:           David Kozak   717-787-8927

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