Friday, January 6, 2017

Schuylkill River Restoration Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

The Schuylkill River Restoration Fund is now accepting applications for grants to support projects focusing on three sources of pollution: abandoned mine drainage, agricultural runoff and stormwater runoff.  The deadline for letters of intent is February 16.
Grants will be awarded in a range from $5,000-$100,000 in the Perkiomen Creek Watershed and $20,000-$100,000 in all other areas of the Schuylkill River Watershed.
Eligible applicants include government agencies and nonprofit organizations.  A 25 percent local match is required and projects must be completed by December 31, 2019.
Click Here for complete grant guidelines.
Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent by email to:  by February 16 at 4:00 p.m.  Invited organizations must submit a full application by April 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM.
Land Transaction Grants
The Schuylkill Fund is also accepting applications for Land Transaction Assistance Grants of up to $4,000 per project to assist with transaction costs for permanent land protection projects (conservation easements, full fee acquisitions, donations) within the Schuylkill River watershed.
Applications are due April 17.  Click Here for instructions on how to apply.
For more information on funding opportunities, visit the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund webpage.

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