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Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits, Agencies, and Educational Institutions for Heritage and Conservation Programs

2024 Mini-Grant Program


Agency
Foundation

GrantWatch ID#
145537

Funding Source
Lumber Heritage Region of Pa Inc.
and Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Pennsylvania

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/08/24 4:00 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $5,000 to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions for preservation activities in eligible areas. Funding is intended for projects that promote local heritage, environmental conservation, and diversity. Eligible projects must be located within the boundaries of the Lumber Heritage Region, which includes all or portions of the following counties: Warren, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Lycoming, Clinton, Clearfield, Jefferson, Forest, Cameron, Elk, Centre, Indiana, Cambria, and Clarion.

The type of grants considered will be projects that implement recommendations of the LHR Management Action Plan, or strategic priorities outlined below. Eligible project activities would include but are not limited to:

  • Educational pieces that promote the forest products industry and the heritage of the region.
  • Media pieces that highlight the history, heritage, diversity, and/or recreational opportunities in the region.
  • Packaged itineraries and products associated with those itineraries.
  • Elements from existing plans including but not limited to trails, watershed, greenway, or heritage community plans.
  • Projects highlighting the LHR Diversity Study and other diversity-related projects.
  • Interpretive Panels highlighting History and Heritage, Forest Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion, Forest Products Industry Jobs
  • Projects increasing access to recreational areas or amenities.


Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants for the program would include non-profit 501(c)3 organizations, municipalities, COG’s, Conservation Districts, Educational Institutions, and Housing and Redevelopment Authorities.

If applying in Indiana, Cambria, or Clarion, please call for eligibility.

Additional Geographic Information:

The project must be located within the boundaries of the Lumber Heritage Region. Boundaries include all or portions of the following counties: Warren, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Lycoming, Clinton, Clearfield, Jefferson, Forest, Cameron, Elk, Centre, Indiana, Cambria, and Clarion.

Pre-Application Information
Timing for the 2024 grant program is as follows:
- Grant announcement - January 8, 2024
- Submission of the Application - On or before February 8, 2024 at 4:00 PM EST
- Review by the Project Committee - February 9 - March 7, 2024
- Announcement of successful applicants - March 8, 2024
- Project completed and funds expended by - February 28, 2025

50/50 Matching funds can be local funds, other state (not DCNR), federal funds, and non-cash match.

This is a “reimbursement” grant. As the sub-grantee you will be responsible for all payments up front.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$25,000

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $5,000.

Term of Contract
Project Completion by: February 28, 2025

Contact Information
Submit applications to:
Holly Komonczi, Executive Director
Hkomonczi@lumberheritage.org
814-761-4207

Lumber Heritage Region
20 East 5th Street
Emporium, PA 15834

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