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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Doris Turner is urging agencies across the 48th District to apply for the Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grant program before the Aug. 31 deadline.

“Our parks and wildlife conservation projects are essential for residents to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Central Illinois,” said Turner (D-Springfield). “We’ve seen remarkable enhancements through the OSLAD program that leave residents proud of all that their communities have to offer.”

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will be accepting applications for Open Space Land Acquisition and Development, or OSLAD, grants through Aug. 31.

The program offers funding assistance to local governmental agencies for acquisition and/or development of land for public parks and outdoor recreation areas. A total of $56 million is available for this round of OSLAD grants. In addition, IDNR will once again provide funding to cover 100% of eligible projects located in economically distressed communities.

Applications are being accepted through Aug. 31 and should be submitted to IDNR. For more information on the OSLAD program, visit IDNR’s website.