PRPS Grants

Unlocking Parks and Recreation Potential: RecTAP Grants and Peer Consulting

RecTAP Grants

Stepping stone grants to improve parks, recreation and trails

Funded through the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and administered by PRPS, the Recreation and Parks Technical Assistance Program (RecTAP), is a statewide technical assistance service designed to help organizations receive expert advice on maintenance, recreation, park and trail issues. RecTAP matches recreation, park and trail professionals with Pennsylvania municipalities and non-profits to provide advice and assistance on specific issues that can be addressed within a limited amount of time. RecTAP’s team of professionals have extensive knowledge and experience in recreation, parks and trails

Grants have a maximum value of $2,500, but extenuating circumstances may allow for increased funding. Eligible organizations must be a group member of PRPS, or employ a staff person who holds a professional membership. In addition, the organization must be a unit of municipal government or a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing community recreation and park services. RecTAP has an open grant round; however, an entity can only receive one grant per calendar year.

Contact Tim Herd to discuss your RecTAP application.


Peer Consulting

What's your area of professional expertise?

PRPS and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources partner to help nonprofits and municipalities solve problems and improve services by offering technical assistance and grant opportunities related to parks, recreation, trails, and conservation, such as RecTAP and PEER projects. They connect people who want to know with people in the know by pairing them with experienced Peer Consultants professionals. 

A PRPS/DCNR Peer Consultant must have:

  • Training, skills and knowledge related to parks, recreation, trails and/or conservation (minimum of five years preferred);
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions single-handedly or with a group;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and;
  • Desire to provide regional, personalized, professional service to Pennsylvania's park, recreation, trail and conservation stakeholders.

You may sign up as a consultant, but actually serving as a consultant depends on area of expertise, project location and personal availability. To apply as a Peer Consultant, submit your resume, a brief writing sample, and the completed form to