Greenway Funding Available

Ridgway, PA – The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (North Central), in cooperation with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), is encouraging municipal entities and authorities, council of governments, 501C3 tax exempt corporations, non-profit organizations, 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 natural resource based projects that would implement the overall recommendations identified in the North Central Pennsylvania Greenways Plan.  Also available this grant round is ATV funding!  These grants are awarded to assist with the planning, construction, renovation and maintenance of areas and facilities for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use, the purchase or lease of equipment for trail construction and maintenance and the development of educational materials and programs.  Please review the program guidelines by clicking the NCGIG tab, or contact North Central for more details.  Match may be provided by in-kind services and/or cash. The competitive grant program will accept applications from January 11th, 2015 through November 2nd, 2015.

 

Not sure if you’re eligible?  For more information contact Tom Buck, Transportation Planning Coordinator, at 814-773-3162 ext. 3012 or tbuck@ncentral.com, or please visit the Greenways website at www.ncentralgreenways.com.  We can help take you from concept to completion.

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