COVID-19 Impact on DCNR Grants:
Frequently Asked Questions on Grant Applications and Existing/Open Grants
Welcome to DCNR Grants

The DCNR Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC) builds connections between the citizens and the outdoors through recreation enhancement, natural resources conservation and community revitalization efforts.

The Grant Process:

1) Log in / Create an account
2) Before you start your application, contact your Regional Advisor
3) Finish and submit your application
4) Relax while we process your grant

If you need additional assistance, feel free to call (1-800-326-7734, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EST Monday through Friday) or email us at any time.

Available Grant Opportunities
Grant Program
Open Date(s)
Peer and Circuit Rider
Open year round
These grant programs fund projects that help municipalities, counties, multi-municipal partnerships, and council of governments to increase local capacity for recreation, parks and conservation. The Peer program funds projects that, through a collaborative process, focus on a specific need identified by the grantee and its partners. The Circuit Rider program aides in the hiring of a full-time park, recreation or conservation professional whose services are shared by the members of a formal partnership, commission or authority.
Up-coming Grant Opportunities
Grant Program
Open Date(s)
All-Terrain Vehicle and Snowmobile
Opens on 08/03/2020 and Closes on 09/30/2020
All-Terrain Vehicle and Snowmobile projects include the planning, acquisition of land, development, rehabilitation, maintenance, purchase of equipment for maintenance and construction, and development of educational programs related to ATV and/or snowmobile trails and facilities. ONLY ATV or snowmobile projects should be submitted in this category. Funding comes from the ATV Management Restricted Account and the Snowmobile Management Restricted Account as authorized by Act 97 of 2016. There is no match requirement for this funding; however, applications that provide match funding will be given additional consideration. Grant funds available for this round: ATV Management Restricted Account – $600,000 (approximately) Snowmobile Management Restricted Account - $0