Thursday, January 12, 2023

DEP Announces Award Of More Than $19 Million In Growing Greener Plus Grants To Support 82 Local Watershed Restoration Projects

On January 12, the Department of Environment Protection announced the award more than
$19 million in Growing Greener Plus to support 82 local watershed restoration, abandoned mine reclamation, conventional oil and gas well plugging projects.

Growing Greener is the largest single investment of state funds in Pennsylvania's history to address critical environmental concerns. 

Entities eligible for Growing Greener grants can be watershed groups, local or county government, municipal authorities, county planning commissions, county conservation districts, council of governments, educational institutions, or non-profit organizations. Grantees have up to three years to implement their projects.

The projects were listed by DEP Regional Office--

-- Northwest Region: 9 Projects, $1,462,883 - Armstrong, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Lawrence, Venango counties

-- Northcentral Region: 11 Projects, $3,545,001 - Centre, Clearfield, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Tioga, Tioga & Potter, Union+Clinton & Centre counties

-- Northeast Region: 7 Projects, $919,035 - Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Schuylkill, Wayne counties

-- Southwest Region: 22 Projects, $3,789,841 - Allegheny, Beaver, Cambria+Statewide, Clarion, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Washington, Westmoreland

-- Southcentral Region: 23 Projects, $7,833,271 - Berks, Blair, Centre+Cumberland+Fulton+ Snyder & Dauphin, Cumberland, Dauphin, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Lebanon, York counties

-- Southeast Region: 10 Projects, $2,119,504 - Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia counties

Click Here for the individual project descriptions.

For more information on the program, visit DEP's Growing Greener Plus Grants Program webpage. Sign up to be notified by email when the next grant round will open.

For more information on environmental programs in Pennsylvania, visit DEP’s website, Click Here to sign up for DEP’s newsletter, sign up for DEP Connects events, sign up for DEP’s eNotice, visit DEP’s BlogLike DEP on Facebook, Follow DEP on Twitter and visit DEP’s YouTube Channel.

Related Articles This Week:

-- DCNR Announces $11.8 Million Investment To Plant Trees, Buffers, Meadows To Improve Water Quality, Climate Resiliency; New Grant Rounds Opening Jan. 17  [PaEN]

-- PennVEST Announces Investment Of $236 Million In 25 Water Infrastructure Projects In 17 Counties  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Announces $19.4 Million In Grants To Underserved/Distressed Communities, Partnerships To Improve Recreation, Community Revitalization Efforts Across PA; New Grant Rounds Opening Jan. 17   [PaEN]

-- DCNR Announces $3.2 Million Investment For Trail Gaps, ATV/Snowmobile Projects; New Grant Rounds Opening Jan. 17  [PaEN]

[Posted: January 12, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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