Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
05/03/19 4:00 PM
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and educational institutions for conservation activities that benefit the residents of the Lehigh Valley. Applicants must attend a pre-application meeting or meet with program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to stimulate collaborations and to implement conservation projects and outdoor recreation programs. Projects must be located in the Lehigh Valley region (Lehigh or Northampton County).
Lehigh Valley Greenways Conservation Landscape Vision: Lehigh Valley communities are linked to greenways, trails, and outdoor experiences resulting in stronger local economies and improved public health, green infrastructure and natural resources.
The purpose of the program to inspire collaborative, strategic approaches to regional conservation and/or outdoor recreation opportunities and to implement ready-to-go, single-year projects that protect and promote the natural resources of the Lehigh Valley, advancing the four goals of Lehigh Valley Greenways Conservation Landscape:
- Goal 1: Land Conservation and Restoration - Conserve critical landscapes, restore buffered stream corridors, and promote best management practices
- Goal 2: Outdoor Recreation & Trail Connections - Connect people to greenway and trail opportunities to promote healthy living, recreation, and the region’s green assets
- Goal 3: Community Revitalization – Support community revitalization through green infrastructure that enhances the quality of life
- Goal 4: Local Education & Outreach – Promote understanding of our natural environment and its benefits to our communities.
Eligible project types are educational programs/workshops, special purpose studies, or implementation projects. Eligible projects should advance the Lehigh Valley Greenways vision and goals and be consistent with previously completed local, county, and regional plans such as open space, greenway, trail, recreation, comprehensive, watershed and/or rivers conservation plans.
Grant funds may be used to pay up to $100 a day for either substitute teachers or teacher stipends to enable teachers to participate in Lehigh Valley Greenways grant funded programs. Grant funds may also be used to provide classroom supplies purchased by the grantee to enable teachers to implement new programs, but not to provide cash payments to teachers for these supplies.
GrantWatch ID#: 166702
Grant requests shall be a minimum of $1,000 and not to exceed $10,000, with total project costs at least twice the grant request. Requested grant amounts should be rounded down to the nearest $100 increment.
- Project start date: July 1, 2019
- Project completion and closeout: July 1, 2020
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online (after March 25): http://greenways.delawareandlehigh.org/mini-grants/apply-for-a-mini-grant/
Claire Sadler, D&L Director of Trails & Conservation/Lehigh Valley Greenways Co-Lead
610-923-3548, Ext 226
Lehigh Valley Greenways
2750 Hugh Moore Park Road
Easton, PA 18042
USA: Pennsylvania: Northampton and Lehigh Counties