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Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits and Agencies for Environmental Protection Projects in Eligible Areas

Susquehanna Riverlands Mini-Grant Program

GrantWatch ID# 147517
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Lancaster Conservancy
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Geographic Focus
USA: Pennsylvania: Lancaster and York Counties (Susquehanna Riverlands Area)

Important Dates
LOI Date: 05/06/22
Deadline: 06/06/22 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $15,000 to Pennsylvania government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and certain educational institutions in eligible locations for environmental protection projects. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to help sustain, protect, and preserve the Susquehanna Riverlands Area.

The grants support projects that advance the mission of the Susquehanna Riverlands Conservation Landscape and focus on the following areas: 

  1. Habitat and trail connectivity, 
  2. Ecosystem health, 
  3. Sustainable public access to the Susquehanna River and its surrounding natural lands, and 
  4. Community partnership and collaboration. 

Projects that can demonstrate the greatest benefit and overlap between two or more of these areas are more likely to be funded. Mini-grant projects that are directly aligned with the mission and goals of the strategic plan will be given the most weight in the project ranking and evaluation process.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Municipalities, including municipal and local government agencies, 501(c)(3) non-profits that are registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charities, and some educational entities are eligible to apply.

Projects should take place within the Susquehanna Riverlands region, which is a PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources designated region that includes all municipalities in Lancaster and York Counties that touch the Susquehanna River and boroughs surrounded by these communities.

Pre-Application Information
Important Dates:
- Letter of Intent (LOI) Due: Friday, May 6, 2022, by 5 PM
- Invited Applicants Notified on or before: Friday, May 20, 2022
- Application Deadline: Monday, June 6, 2022, by 5 PM
- Mini Grant Awards Announced: Monday, June 20, 2022
- Project Completion Deadline: December 31, 2023

Applicants are encouraged to contact Jenn Teson to discuss their project before applying.

A 1:1 match is required. At least 50% of the match must be in cash.


Estimated Size of Grant
$2,500 to $15,000

Term of Contract
Projects funded through this round of grants must be completed by December 31, 2023.

Contact Information
Submit the LOI:

Direct questions to Jenn Teson, at or by phone at (717) 392-7891 x 204.

Lancaster County Conservancy
117 S West End Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603

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