Grants Programs

Dane County offers grant opportunities that benefit natural resource protection and outdoor recreation throughout the County.

Partners for Recreation & Conservation (PARC) Program

The Partners for Recreation & Conservation (PARC) Grant Program provides capital financial assistance to local units of government or nonprofits for outdoor recreation and conservation projects that have the potential to generate significant regional benefits. The 2014 Dane County Budget includes $750,000 in matching funds for projects and outlines eligibility requirements that are described in the materials below.

The deadline for grant applications is Friday, May 2nd, 2014.

For more information, contact Sara Kwitek at 224-3611 or

Conservation Fund Grant Program

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The Conservation Fund Grant Program offers grants to non-profit organizations and local governmental units for the purchase of land or land interests identified in the Dane County Parks & Open Space Plan or for lands in buffer areas immediately adjacent to park lands. Recognizing the power of partnerships in leveraging County dollars and accelerating the purchase of properties, this program earmarks up to 20% of the Dane County Conservation Fund for these grants.

The application deadline is August 15th, 2014

For more information, contact Sara Kwitek at 224-3611 or