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Allegheny County Conservation District Grant

Grants to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Agencies
& Others to Conserve & Protect Natural Waterways

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Allegheny County Conservation District

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Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to State and municipal agencies & others serving Allegheny County, Pennsylvania for a variety of activities that protect and conserve natural local waterways. A Letter of Inquiry is recommended to be submitted by February 14, 2014 in order to receive feedback about the intended proposal. Eligible proposals can include project design and development activities, educational and outreach projects, and large-scale projects.

Funding will be provided for the following:

* Project activities designed to improve water quality in Allegheny County. These activities include but are not limited to: streambank stabilization, development of riparian buffer zones, construction of wetlands, natural stream restoration to mitigate erosion and sedimentation, purchasing equipment for sampling or educational purposes, and other activities relating to control of erosion and sediment pollution.

Funding is also available for construction labor and materials for green infrastructure installations on public land (e.g. rain gardens and vegetated filter strips) that are designed to improve stormwater quality and/or reduce sewer overflows.

* Public education and outreach programs with water quality as the core message and/or learning. This could include programs on the role of the homeowner in protecting water quality through the use of appropriate lawn chemicals or the benefits of green infrastructure installed on residential property.

* Initial project design work, proof of concepts, engineering plans, surveys, etc. ACCD will fund these types of projects with the understanding that they lead to a more robust, fully-fledged project. Once the grant requirements are complete under the initial grant and the project advances from design to implementation, qualified organizations may submit a new grant application that seeks to fund the next phase of the project.

* Sustainable agriculture projects: Organizations pursuing or supporting agriculturally-based projects that promote water quality, soil health, and educational programs are strongly encouraged to apply.

Eligible Use of Funds as Match:

ACCD will allow grant funds to be used as a match for existing large-scale projects. ACCD requires that applicants utilizing grant funds as a match, introduce the entire project and list specific budgetary items for which funding is being requested. It is of particular interest for ACCD to understand how funds are being leveraged, invested, and the return on those investments. Any documentation of how funds are being leveraged must be supplied to ACCD for the duration of the grant. Any organization successfully utilizing ACCD funds as matching funds are exempt from ACCD’s 20% match requirement.

The grant monies can be used only for the purchase of equipment, materials, supplies, construction, and planning/design costs necessary to complete your project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139712

Number of Grants:

Up to 10

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000

Term of Contract:

Each approved project will establish a completion timeline and achievement milestones.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Subdivisions of state and local governments
Legally established authorities (such as redevelopment authorities)

ACCD will not consider grant applications to “conduit” organizations that pass funds on to other organizations. Additionally, ACCD will not consider grant applications from individuals.

Pre-Application Information:

Letter of Inquiry Deadline: 02/14/2014
ACCD Feedback on LOI: 03/01/2014

ACCD strongly encourages every applicant organization to submit a one-page letter of inquiry that briefly describes the nature of the project, funding requirements, and any potential partners that will be involved on project. This letter of inquiry must be emailed to ACCD at by February 14, 2014. ACCD staff will review the inquiries and provide brief feedback by March 1, 2014.

A 20% match is required of each organization receiving an award from ACCD. ACCD will allow grant funds to be used as a match for existing large-scale projects.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Amy Miller - Watershed Specialist

Jamie Shairrick - Public Education and Outreach Coordinator

Grant Coverage Areas:

Allegheny County

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Geographic Focus:

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