WPC and Dominion Seek Proposals for Watershed Mini Grants

Wed, Oct 28th 2009, 14:30. Filed under News Releases.

Blairsville, PA – October 28, 2009 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy invites proposals for the 2009-2010 Watershed Mini Grant program, which helps to strengthen the technical capacities of grassroots watershed organizations throughout our region. Funding for the program is provided by Dominion.

The grants are intended to provide direct assistance and financial support to watershed organizations in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Cumberland, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Perry, Potter, Somerset, Tioga, Venango, Warren, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

Since many watershed organizations have little to no full-time staff, the grant application process is simple and streamlined. The proposal deadline is December 18, so groups are urged to act quickly.

Watershed Mini Grants may be used for expenses in three categories: operating costs, restoration projects and/or organizational promotion and outreach. A cash or non-cash match is preferred but not required. Grants of up to $1,000 may be awarded for operating expenses. Up to $2,500 is available for promotion and outreach or for restoration projects.

View the grant application and proposal guidelines.

Please contact the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy at tstark@paconserve.org or 724-459-0953 (ext. 112) to receive an application or to ask questions regarding the application and its required information. Grant applications must be postmarked by December 18, 2009 and mailed to:

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
c/o Teddi Renee Stark
246 South Walnut Street
Blairsville, PA 15717



About Dominion
Financial support for this project is provided by the Dominion Foundation, which is dedicated to the economic, physical and social health of the communities served by Dominion companies. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's Web site at http://www.dom.com.


About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC established six state parks and has conserved more than 227,000 acres of natural lands and waterways. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Mill Run, Pa. that symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 140 community gardens and greenspaces that are planted with the help of 8,300 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of 9,400 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.


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