Thursday, August 2, 2018

Coldwater Heritage Partnership Starts Accepting Grant Applications Sept. 1

The Coldwater Heritage Partnership will begin accepting applications for its 2019 grant round on September 1.  Projected program funding is approximately $70,000. The deadline for applications is December 15.
Under the federal Clean Water Act, states categorize water bodies for special protection. Coldwater Heritage Partnership Grants are intended to protect the Commonwealth’s best streams.
Eligible entities are watershed associations, land trusts, sportsman groups, educational institutions, conservancies, Conservation Districts, municipalities, and PA Trout Unlimited Chapters.
There are two types of grant opportunities available:
-- Planning – up to $5,000: Funds available for: data collection, identifying potential threats, problems, opportunities, plan of action creation, community awareness.
-- Implementation – up to $8,000: Funds available for: equipment, materials, meeting expenditures, construction activities and other services to implement conservation plan recommendations.   
Grantees have 18 months to complete planning or implementation project.  Click Here for final reports from implementation projects funded in past grant rounds.
The Coldwater Heritage Partnership provides leadership, coordination, technical assistance, and funding support for the evaluation, conservation and protection of Pennsylvania's cold-water streams.
CHP funding and support provided by: Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grant Award from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Project Grant from The Foundation for PA Watersheds, PA Council of Trout Unlimited, Fish and Boat Commission.
CHP applicants are strongly urged to contact Ashley Wilmont, Program Director prior to application submission. Please contact Ashley by sending email to: or call 814-359-5233.
Mail completed applications to Coldwater Heritage Partnership, PFBC Centre Region Office, 595 E. Rolling Ridge Drive, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
For all the details, visit the Coldwater Heritage Partnership Grant Applications webpage.

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