Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Fish & Boat Commission Accepting Applications For Watershed Improvement Grants In Lancaster, York Counties

On January 10, the
Fish and Boat Commission announced grant funding opportunities are available to address habitat improvement and sediment reduction projects in York and Lancaster counties.

The deadline for applications is April 15.

Funding for the grant program is being provided by Exelon Generation Company as part of its 2014 water quality certification from the state Department of Environmental Protection to operate the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, an electric generation facility located along the Susquehanna River in Peach Bottom Township, York County, and Fulton and Dunmore townships, Lancaster County.

As part of the agreement, Exelon will mitigate impacts to aquatic resources by providing $100,000 per year to the PFBC for as long as the Peach Bottom facility remains in operation. 

To be eligible, projects must be in York or Lancaster counties and be a habitat improvement or a sediment reduction project.  Projects may include stream improvement, agricultural best management practices, and small dam removal projects. 

Project applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and must use the application form specified in the grant application package.

This round of projects is expected to be announced in July.

Click Here for grant application package.

For more information about applying for this grant program, contact Tyler Neimond, Chief, PFBC Division of Habitat Management, by calling (814) 359-5185 or by sending an email to: tneimond@pa.gov

Visit the Fish and Boat Commission Grants webpage for more information on other programs.

For more information on financial assistance for environmental and energy projects, visit the PA Environment Digest’s Grants & Awards webpage.

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-- Foundation For Pennsylvania Watersheds Sets Spring, Fall Grant Application Deadlines
[Posted: January 11, 2022] 
PA Environment Digest

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