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From: Julee Hasbany <hasbanyj@STATE.MI.US>
To: DNRWIRE@LISTSERV.STATE.MI.US
Sent: January 5, 2001 4:05:45 PM GMT
Subject: DNR RECREATION GRANTS YEAR 2001 APPLICATION MATERIALS AVAILABLE;
              


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 4 JAN 01
CONTACTS: Linda Harlow, 517-373-9125
Jim Wood, 517-335-4050

DNR RECREATION GRANTS YEAR 2001 APPLICATION MATERIALS AVAILABLE; WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED FOR JAN. AND FEB.

LANSING--Application materials for 2001 recreation grants 
from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and the Land 
and Water Conservation Fund are available from the Michigan 
Department of Natural Resources. The grant application 
deadline is April 1, 2001.
The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) provides 
funding assistance for state and local outdoor recreation 
needs, including land acquisition and development of outdoor 
recreation facilities. This assistance is directed at 
creating and improving outdoor recreational opportunities 
and providing protection to valuable natural resources. Both 
local governments and the DNR may compete for MNRTF 
assistance.  
Trust Fund-assisted land acquisitions preserve unique 
natural features and provide public access to natural 
resources. Development projects eligible under the MNRTF 
include waterfront parks, non-motorized trails and 
riverwalks, fishing and boating access sites, shooting 
ranges and others. The MNRTF is supported by revenues from 
the development of state-owned mineral resources, in 
particular oil and gas.  Between $20 and $25 million in 
MNRTF assistance is available annually. 
The MNRTF requires a minimum 25 percent local match. All 
MNRTF development project applications must be submitted by 
April 1, and it is recommended that all acquisition 
applications also be submitted by that deadline; however, 
there will be an August 1, 2001, secondary deadline for 
MNRTF acquisition applications only.
The DNR administers the federal Land and Water Conservation 
Fund (LWCF) on behalf of the National Park Service. This 
fund provides financial assistance to the states for land 
acquisition and the development of outdoor and some limited 
indoor recreation facilities. A part of Michigan's 
approximately $2.6 million apportionment for 2001 is 
available for local grants, with a focus on meeting 
community recreation needs. Because funding is limited, LWCF 
local grants may be limited to development projects only. 
Projects will be selected from applications received by 
April 1. The LWCF program requires a minimum 50 percent 
local match.
To be eligible to apply for a MNRTF or LWCF grant, a local 
unit of government must have a current community recreation 
plan on file with the DNR prior to the application deadline. 
Plans approved before 1996 are considered out of date. 
Documentation of need for the proposed project in the 
community recreation plan is an important eligibility and 
evaluation criteria, therefore, communities with current 
plans should determine if a plan amendment is needed to 
fully support their proposed project. Only complete plans 
and plan amendments adopted by the appropriate local 
governing body by March 1, 2001, and submitted to the DNR 
prior to March 31, 2001, will be considered. Guidelines for 
preparation of a recreation plan or plan amendment are 
available from the DNR.
To assist communities in preparing grant applications, the 
DNR Grants Administration Division will be conducting four 
workshops in January and February:
* January 16, Marquette, 1 to 3 p.m., Ramada Inn, 412 West 
Washington Street.
* January 17, Lansing, 1 to 3 p.m., Michigan Historical 
Center (Auditorium) 717 West Allegan.
* January 18, Grayling, 1 to 3 p.m., Holiday Inn, 2650 S. I-
75 Business Loop.
* February 6, Lansing, 10 a.m. to noon, Michigan Historical 
Center (Auditorium) 717 West Allegan.

The workshops are free and preregistration is not required. 
Grants Administration Division staff will be available at 
each session to answer any questions regarding these 
programs.
Grant application materials and Community Recreation Plan 
guidelines can be obtained by writing to: Michigan 
Department of Natural Resources, Grants Administration 
Division, Box 30425, Lansing, MI 48909-7925, or by 
contacting its 24-hour voice mail line: 517-373-2724.  You 
may also receive application materials via the Internet at 
www.michigandnr.com.

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