Recreation Plans

Does your community want to improve recreational opportunities?

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (MDNRE) provides financial assistance through its recreation grants program to communities within the State of Michigan that want to acquire land for parks and open spaces or that want to develop recreation facilities.  Assistance is currently available from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.  To be eligible to apply for these grants, a community must have an approved, five-year recreation plan on file with Grants Management of the MDNRE.  The plan ideally forms the road map for the decisions made in the next five years regarding the provision of park and recreation lands and other open space for the community.  Click here for examples of projects that have been funded through MDNR.

CUPPAD staff can assist your community with the development of a recreation plan, community input and mapping.  Grant applications are due April 1st each year.  For more information, please contact Richard Smith.


The CUPPAD Region

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