Starting immediately, DCR is accepting applications from Friends groups and other park
advocacy groups, civic and community organizations, institutions, businesses, and dedicated
individuals with an interest in improving the Commonwealth’s natural, cultural, and
recreational resources. During the remainder of fiscal year 2009, which ends June 30, 2009,
DCR will allocate the $1.5 million in matching funds to capital projects proposed and partly
funded by those groups and approved by agency officials.
Applications for the matching funds are due by October 17, 2008, and DCR will decide which
projects will receive matching funds by November 14, 2008. DCR will match projects dollar
for dollar, and also will consider providing a two-to-one match for small projects to enable
partners with a small base of financial support to see their projects come to fruition.
For more information on the program, and to receive an application, call 617-626-4917, or
send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information and applications also are available
at www.mass.gov/dcr. Full Press Release