The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Dominion are accepting proposals for the Watershed Mini Grant Program, which provides assistance to the region’s grassroots watershed groups.
The Watershed Mini Grants cover expenses in three areas: operating costs, watershed restoration and 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 and grants of up to $2,500 may be awarded for restoration or promotion and outreach projects.
This year’s program includes a showcase project, which may award one $5,000 grant for a larger restoration project that focuses on stream corridor and water quality improvement technologies.
Financial support for this program is provided by the Dominion Foundation.
The program offers funding to watershed organizations in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Blair, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lawrence, Mercer, McKean, Potter, Somerset, Tioga, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
The grant application and proposal guidelines may be viewed at WaterLandLife.org/112. Please contact the Western Pennsylvania 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 14, 2012.