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CRPR Grant Award Roster
Updated 14 Jun 2016

The following grant applications have been approved to assist COG or the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority in their park projects and capital improvements. In most cases, the grant funds were combined with local funds to proceed with the project. For Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, just over $1 million was raised for the Nature Center Capital Campaign which resulted in the Phase 1 construction of the Spring Creek Education Bldg. Other contributions / donations to agency efforts are listed in the CRPR Gifts-For-Parks pages.

Project Description Project # Award Year(s) Source Amount
FOR CENTRE REGION ACTIVE ADULT CENTER
(formerly the Senior Center)
PA Senior Community Center Program
TBA
2016-2017
PA Dept. of Aging
$65,774
Subtotal
$65,774
FOR THE CRPR PARK SYSTEM (Benefits multiple parks)
To produce a digital brochure on CRPR park & pool faciities available for group events/ functions
(n/a)
2016
Central PA Convention
& Visitors Bureau
$2,000
(n/a)
8 years:
2002 - 2009
PA. Dept. of Labor & Industry @ $100,000 per year
$800,000
Subtotal
$802,000
FOR MILLBROOK MARSH NATURE CENTER
Wetland Program Development
#983031
1999
US EPA
$71,573
For Boardwalk Construction
(n/a)
2003
Central PA Convention
& Visitors Bureau
$3,250
Location & Directional Signs
(n/a)
2004 $4,000
Nature Center Brochures
(n/a)
2005 $1,972
Nature Center Bldg. Project
(n/a)
2006 $7,500
Visitor Parking Area Construction
(n/a)
2007 $10,000
Nature Center Bldg. Project
#BRC-PRD-14-11
Growing Greener
2008
Centre County Gov't. via PA DCNR for bldg. construction
$200,000
To update and print the Nature Center promotional brochures
(n/a)
2009
Central PA Convention
& Visitors Bureau
$3,000
For Boardwalk Educational Signs
(n/a)
2012
Central PA Convention
& Visitors Bureau
$4,000
To assist the CRPR Youth Flyfishing Camp
(n/a)
2012
The Employees of the Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Woodland, PA
$300
For outfitting the Wetlab
(n/a)
2012
The Wal-Mart Foundation
$2,000
For purchasing items to assist with hosting programs and special events.
(n/a)
2014
The National Environmental Education Assn. "Every Day Events Program" sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.
$1,940.
To reprint the nature center promotional brochure
(n/a)
2014
Central PA Convention
& Visitors Bureau
$2,500
To assist with funding the new parking area in 2015.
#PRC-PRD-20-137
Keystone Fund
2014
PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources
$87,500
For educational program supplies at the nature center
(n/a)
2015
Centre Region “EPA MS4 Stormwater Permit” monitoring group, including the local municipalities and Penn State
$1,200
Equipment to expand the kayak programs/camps offered by Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Pending
2015
The PA DCNR "Get Outdoors PA" Program
$1,500
Subtotal
$402,235
FOR THE TWO COMMUNITY SWIMMING POOL RENEWALS
Aquatics Feasibility Study
Keystone Fund
2002
PA DCNR for both pool renewals
$7,500
Park Forest Pool Master Site Plan
#BRC-TAG-11.5-20
Keystone Fund
2005
PA DCNR for Park Forest Pool renewal planning
$22,000
Park Forest Pool Construction
#BRC-PRD-13-95
Keystone Fund
2007
PA DCNR for Park Forest Pool renewal construction
$350,000
Welch Pool Master Site Plan
#BRC-TAG-12-229
Keystone Fund
2005
PA DCNR for Welch Pool renewal planning
$33,000
Welch Pool Construction
#BRC-PRD-14-124
Keystone Fund
2008
PA DCNR for Welch Pool renewal construction
$375,000
Subtotal
$787,500
Oak Hall Regional Parkland - Acquisition of 68 acres
#LWCF42-01521
2004
PA DCNR using federal Land & Water Conservation Funds
$300,000
Oak Hall Regional Park -
Master Site Plan
#BRC-TAG-12-228
Keystone Fund
2006
PA DCNR
$38,000
Oak Hall Regional Park - TreeVitalize Grant
PA DCNR TreeVitalize Funds
2014
PA DCNR to add 98 trees
$25,000
Subtotal
$363,000
Whitehall Road Regional Parklands - Acquisition of 75 acres
#BRC-ACQ-12-70
Keystone Fund
2006
PA DCNR
$159,000
Whitehall Road Regional Parklands - Master Site Plan
#BRC-TAG-13.6-589 Keystone Fund
2008
PA DCNR
$31,666
Whitehall Road Regional Parklands - Acquisition of 25 acres
#BRC-LTA-16-21
Keystone Fund
2010
PA DCNR
$191,000
Whitehall Road Regional Parklands - Assist with Phase 1 development

#BRC-PRD-17-110
Keystone Fund

2011
PA DCNR
$300,000
Subtotal
$681,666
To enable the State College Area Softball Assn. to host 6 ASA tournaments at the complex

n/a

2012
Central PA Convention
& Visitors Bureau - Sports Commission
$3,000
TOTAL GRANT FUNDS TO DATE
$3,105,175

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