2021 Mini Grants

Funding Announcement!

Round is now OPEN!

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 pleased to announce a new Greenways funding round. North Central 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 North Central Greenways Implementation Grant Program supports the advancement of recreation, conservation, and heritage initiatives through the implementation of recommended priorities contained within the North Central Pennsylvania Greenways Plan. For more information, or to download a funding application, please visit North Central’s Greenways website at www.ncentralgreenways.com. For questions regarding the program, eligibility concerns, or to request a hard copy of the grant application, please contact Rachel Wolfel, ARC/EDA Director, at 814-773-3162 or rwolfel@ncentral.com.

The competitive grant program will accept applications from July 9th, 2021 through July 30th, 2021. Grant requests should not exceed $25,000 with a dollar for dollar match. 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. Please be advised that funding this round is limited and projects must be specifically tied to the North Central PA Greenways Plan.

To download the Application click here.

Deadline for applications is Friday, July 30th, 2021 by 5:00 PM. Completed applications can be emailed to Rachel Wolfel at rwolfel@ncentral.com or mailed to NCPRPDC at 49 Ridgmont Drive, Ridgway, PA, 15853.


Applicants should expect notice of funding decisions in mid/late August 2021.