Monday, February 1, 2016

Apps For Mini-Grants In Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Now Being Accepted

The National Road Heritage Corridor announced a Mini-Grant Opportunity for nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and friends groups of state parks/forests who are located along the Historic National Road or in the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape region (Somerset, Westmoreland, Fayette, and portions of Cambria and Bedford counties).
Applications are due February 29.  Awardees will be notified by the week of March 28.
Projects located in communities and parks connected to the Laurel Ridge, Chestnut Ridge, greater Johnstown area, and the Great Allegheny Passage or along the Historic National Road will be given a priority.
The National Road Heritage Corridor’s multifaceted mission and associated work includes advocating for, building awareness of, and encouraging the conservation of the cultural, historic, natural, recreational and economic resources along the Historic National Road in Pennsylvania and throughout the region through education and interpretation vis-à-vis community development.
Working with partners, the NRHC leverages financial and human capital resources to deliver economic benefit.  
Fully engaged in restoration and development of key regional assets and amenities that are the lynchpin of a tourism infrastructure, the NRHC’s work supports Pennsylvania’s tourism product – one of the top two leading industry in the Commonwealth.
The Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape is a Department of Conservation and Natural Resources project.  
The initiative is a partnership that strives to raise the region’s livability  while crafting a model of sustainable development tied to the natural and cultural assets of the region.  It connects communities with state agencies and funding partners to conserve and enhance the region’s economic viability.
Funding for this opportunity comes from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  A total of $75,000 in mini-grant funding is available. Grant awards will be $1,000 to $10,000 and will require a 1:1 match either cash match, non cash match or a combination of the two.
Applications should be mailed to the National Road Heritage Corridor 65 West Main Street, Suite 103, Uniontown, PA 15401 or hand delivered no later than 4:00 p.m. on February 29.  Notice of Award will be made no later than the week of March 28.
Click Here for Mini Grant Guidelines.  Click Here for the application.  Questions should be directed to NRHC Executive Director, Donna Holdorf by email: or by calling 724-437-9877.

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