2008-10-23 / Local & State

Western PA Conservancy And Dominion Seek Proposals For Watershed Mini Grants

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy invites proposals for the 2008-2009 Watershed Mini Grant Program, which helps to strengthen the technical capacities of grassroots watershed organizations throughout our region. Funding for the program is provided by Dominion.

The grants will award direct assistance and financial support to watershed organizations in Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Cumberland, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lancaster, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Potter, Somerset, Tioga, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, and York counties.

Since many watershed organizations have little to no full-time staff, the grant application process is simple and streamlined. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis, so associations are urged to act quickly.

Watershed mini grants may be used for expenses in three categories: operating costs, restoration projects and/or organizational promotion and outreach. A cash or non-cash match is preferred but not required. Grants of up to $1,000 may be awarded for operating expenses. Up to $2,500 is available for promotion and outreach or for restoration projects.

The grant application and proposal guidelines may be viewed at http://www.paconserve.org/news/vie w/45. Please contact the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to receive an application or to ask questions regarding the application and its required information. Grant applications must be postmarked by December 19, 2008, and mailed to:

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, c/o Andrea Viazanko, 246 South Walnut Street, Blairsville, PA 15717; (724) 459-0953 x. 104

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