Mini-grants available for western and central PA watershed groups

Here’s a great funding opportunity for watershed organizations in Western and Central Pennsylvania!

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accepting proposals for the 2011-2012 Watershed Mini Grant Program, which provides assistance to the region’s grassroots watershed groups. Funding for the program is provided by Dominion.

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

The program offers funding to watershed organizations in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Bradford, 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.

The grant application and proposal guidelines may be viewed at Please contact the Conservancy to have an application mailed to your organization or to ask questions regarding the application and its required information. Grant applications must be postmarked by December 16, 2011 and mailed to:

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
c/o Stephanie Jellison
1067 Philadelphia Street, Suite 101
Indiana, PA 15701
(724) 471-7202 x 5109