York County Open Space and Land Preservation Grant Program
The 2023 York County Open Space and Land Preservation Grant Program opens on July 1st and the application period will remain open through September 30th. We will be evaluating applications and announcing grant awards in December.
Municipalities and charitable non-profit organizations with 501 (c) status may apply for funds to acquire land for natural resource protection or parkland. Funding is also available to York County municipalities to conduct planning studies and to develop portions of comprehensive plans and ordinances to address the County Comprehensive Plan’s open space, land protection, sensitive natural features, and agricultural protection related goals and objectives.
Since 2022, Marcellus Shale Legacy funding will be distributed through the York County Open Space and Land Preservation Grant Program. This funding can be used for planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, natural areas, community conservation and beautification projects, community and heritage parks and water resource management. Funds may be used to acquire lands for recreational or conservation purposes and land damaged or prone to drainage by storms or flooding.
Check out the links below to get more information and apply for a grant.
The York County Open Space and Land Preservation Program is dedicated to helping communities and non-profit organizations around the County to preserve and protect open space that can be enjoyed by both current and future generations.
York County Open Space and Land Preservation Virtual Grants Workshop was held on August 16, 2023
If you would like to view a recording of the workshop, please click 2023 Open Space Grants Workshop. You may also be interested in checking out the York County Open Space Grant Presentation or the PA DCNR Grant Presentation.