Webinar Alert! DNR Spark Grant Opportunity: A Deeper Dive

Posted on November 22, 2022 by John LaMacchia

The Michigan Municipal League and the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (mParks) have partnered together to host a webinar on Nov 29 at 1:00pm to help you be ready to apply for the Michigan SPARK grant!

In October, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) launched a $65 million Michigan SPARK grant program to help local communities create, renovate, or redevelop public opportunities for residents and visitors. Offered in three rounds between now and summer 2023, these grants will “support projects that provide safe, accessible, public recreation facilities and spaces to improve people’s health, introduce new recreation experiences, build on existing park infrastructure and make it easier for people to enjoy both indoor and outdoor recreation.”

Join MML, mParks, and the DNR as they overview the program and take a deeper dive into the scoring system and data mapping within this exciting grant opportunity. For additional information, follow the Michigan Spark Grants webpage.The DNR has provided a thorough program overview, details on scoring criteria, webinar specifics, key dates (including the Dec. 19 application deadline), updated FAQs and other information to keep you on track. Below are helpful links that can provide additional assistance as you prepare for this webinar and begin to think about your application.

Webinar Recording from October 28

Webinar Slide Deck for Oct 28 Webinar

Frequently Asked Questions

Program Booklet

Sample Application

To register for the November 29 webinar, please click here. If you have a specific question that you would like to have addressed during this webinar, please email your question in advance to [email protected].

John LaMacchia is the League’s director of state & federal affairs. He can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0303.

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