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Mini–Grant Program

Grants to Southwestern Pennsylvania Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs
for Culture, Recreation, and Heritage Preservation Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation

Deadline Date:

08/31/17 3:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 to Southwestern Pennsylvania nonprofits, municipalities, counties, and academic institutions for projects that focus on heritage preservation and the cultural and recreational assets of the region. For the purposes of these grants, eligible Counties in the region include Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties.

Funding may be used to develop new and innovative programs, partnerships, exhibits, tours, events, and other initiatives that are consistent with the regional themes and activities suggested in the River of Steel's Management and/or Journey Area Plans.

The Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation encourages mini-grant proposals that will:

- Increase/enhance heritage tourism;
- Enhance preservation, especially visitor improvement projects;
- Include collaborative partnerships;
- Involve stewardship of natural resources; and
- Encourage outdoor recreation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182030

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant requests for a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $20,000 will be considered.

Term of Contract:

Award recipients will be announced in October 2017, with projects to be completed by March 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations with 501(c) 3 status, municipalities, counties, and academic institutions are all eligible within the Mini-Grant program.

Projects must be located in one or more of the following Counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland.

Pre-Application Information:

Submit applications electronically to Jeff Leber at the email address below. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2017
Grant Awards Announced: October 2017

Applicants will be required to make live presentations to the Review Committee. Presentation dates will be announced soon after the applications are due. All presentations will take place at the Bost Building, 623 East 8th Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120.

Matching Requirements:

Applicants must match (at a 1:1 ratio) these grant funds with additional funding and/or pre-approved eligible non-cash (in-kind/volunteer) services.

Contact Information:

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

Staff Contact:

Jeff Leber, VP/COO
412-464-4020, ext. 35

Email applications to Jeff Leber at the above email address.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Washington or Westmoreland County