Ridgway, PA – The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (North Central), in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), is encouraging municipal entities and authorities, council of governments, 501C3 tax exempt corporations, educational institutions, incorporated watershed associations, conservation districts, and county and local governments within the region that are interested in expanding the North Central Pennsylvania Greenways network to apply for funding under the commission’s Greenways Implementation Block Grant Program. Eligible applicants must be located within the six county region comprised of Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter counties.
The intent of the North Central Greenways Implementation Grant Program is to provide funding for smaller conservation and water protection based projects as well as conservation and natural resource based project that would implement the overall recommendations identified in the North Central Pennsylvania Greenways Plan. Grant requests should not exceed $40,000 and can account for no more than 85% of the total project cost. In some cases, only $25,000 may be applied for with a minimum match requirement of 50%. Please contact North Central for more details. Match may be provided by in-kind services and/or cash. Special consideration will be given to projects that have secured local match at time of award and that involve opportunities for coordination between local and state agencies. MONIES ARE ALMOST GONE! A COMPETITIVE GRANT ROUND WILL BE HELD FOR THE REMAINING DOLLARS, SO DON’T WAIT TO APPLY.
• The round begins Friday, September 27th, 2013 and concludes Thursday, October 31st, 2013 by 4:00 PM.
For more information about the North Central Greenways Implementation Grant Program and a funding application, visit the Greenways Mini-Grant Page.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact Tom Buck, Transportation Planning Coordinator, at 814-773-3162, ext. 3012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Central Greenways Implementation
**Additional rounds to be held immediately following this round in the event that all monies are not programed**