Municipalities and nonprofit organizations within Collin County can now apply for a share of the county's $2 million Parks and Open Space Project Funding Assistance Program. Funding will be awarded to projects including but not limited to land acquisition, trails and capital improvements for parks and open spaces located within Collin County, according to a county news release.

Applications for funding are due by 4 p.m. July 11. The Parks Foundation Advisory Board will conduct a review of applications between July and September with funding recommendations to be submitted to the Collin County Commissioners Court in October. The program is funded through a $10 million bond proposition approved by voters in 2018, according to the county website.

County commissioners he program's 2022 timeline during their April 4 meeting. During that meeting, Director of Engineering Clarence Daugherty​ said cities and nonprofit organizations are "always free" to contact his department's staff with any questions they have about the program. The county news release states staff from the Collin County Engineering Department can be reached by calling 972-548-3727.

Applications for the program are available on the county website here or by emailing [email protected].