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RI Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-2771 TDD/(401) 222-4462

For Release: November 25, 2013
Contact: Gail Mastrati 222-4700 ext. 2402

Grant Applications Will be Accepted Until 4 p.m. on Friday, December 6

PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that due to the Thanksgiving holiday, it has extended the deadline for the submission of recreation acquisition and development grants to 4 p.m. on Friday, December 6. A total of $5 million is available this year under three grant programs. Funding for this round of projects comes from the Rhode Island Open Space Bond Authorization of 2012.

The grants will provide 50 percent of funding to acquire, develop, or renovate outdoor recreation facilities. Categories include large grants which range from $75,000 up to $400,000 each, and small grants of up to $75,000 each for projects of smaller cost. Applications are also being accepted for passive and historic park development/recreation grants. These grants will provide up to 90 percent funding to municipalities to restore, renovate or develop passive and/or historic parks, with a maximum grant award of $100,000.

Grant applications, specific rules governing each grant program, and additional information is available from Joseph Dias at DEM's Division of Planning and Development at 222-2776 ext. 4301. Information and downloadable applications are also available on DEM's website at


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