Monday, October 3, 2016

PennEast Pipeline Awards Community Connector Grants, New Applications Accepted

PennEast Pipeline Company recently announced it has provided Community Connector Grants to its next round of program recipients.  The Program has now invested $408,000 in the communities along the Pipeline’s route.
The proposed route starts in Dallas, Luzerne County, runs through the Allentown area and would end in Trenton, New Jersey
Safety remains PennEast’s highest priority. The latest recipients focus on first responders, but also include other important community-focused organizations.
Click Here for a list of grant recipients.
“Equally essential to investing in the region’s energy infrastructure is investing in the women, men and local organizations whose services are often taken for granted,” said Peter Terranova, chair of the PennEast board of managers. “After two years of Project planning and stakeholder meetings, we have had the privilege to get to know communities along the PennEast route, and we’re pleased to continue to offer our support to so many important groups through our Community Connector Grant Program.
“PennEast’s Community Connector Grant Program, alongside its volunteer efforts and sponsorships, are examples of our dedication to supporting local communities within and surrounding the proposed Pipeline’s route. As the Project advances to provide a more secure energy future for the region, PennEast will continue to build and strengthen local relationships,” said Terranova.
New Applications
Community groups along the proposed PennEast Pipeline are eligible. In Pennsylvania, the route runs through the counties of Bucks, Carbon, Luzerne and Northampton.
For more information on the application process, visit the PennEast Pipeline Community Connector Grant Program webpage.
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