Tuesday, January 23, 2018

PEC Now Accepting Applications For Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Mini-Grants

The PA Environmental Council is now accepting applications for Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Mini-Grants.  The deadline for applications is February 23.
Projects must be located in Cambria, Somerset, Fayette or Westmoreland County to be eligible.
At total of $50,000 is available for mini-grants of from $1,000 to $10,000 to support and advance the goals and objectives of the Laurel Highlands Project, including to foster conservation and stewardship of the natural and man-built environments while promoting sustainable economic development through outdoor recreation.
Projects could include development of the region’s trail network, encourage land conservation, work to protect and conserve water resources, expand “the connections between the built and natural amenities in the landscape” or address infrastructure needs in parks and forests.
All mini-grants require a one-to-one match in local funds or eligible non-cash in-kind services – the mini-grant cannot exceed 50 percent of the total project costs.
Funding for the program is provided by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources through the Environmental Stewardship "Growing Greener" Fund.
Grant winners will be announced on March 23, with an official “kick-off” event scheduled to take place at the LHCL Annual Gathering on April 17.
For more information on the conservation landscape program, visit PEC’s Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape webpage.
Click Here for more information on the grant program.  Questions should be directed to Marla Meyer Papernick of the PA Environmental Council by email to: mpapernick@pecpa.org or call 412-481-9400.
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