Rep. Severin Reminds Local Governments to Apply for PARC Grants

Marion….State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) is reminding local government units interested in applying for Parks and Recreation Facility Construction Grants that the filing deadline began Tuesday, December 3, 2019 and ends Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

“Tuesday Dec. 3 began the application filing period for local governments to seek PARC grant funding through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources,” Severin said. “I want to urge eligible entities to take advantage of the grant application filing period that begins today. PARC grant funding can help take the burden off of local taxpayers and assist local government units trying to manage the cost of buying land and building new parks and recreation facilities.”

According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, units of local government that are authorized by Illinois law to expend public funds for the acquisition and development of land for public indoor/outdoor park, recreation or conservation purposes are eligible to apply for funding assistance. School districts are not eligible for PARC grant funds.

To find out more about applying for PARC grants available through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, local government officials may visit