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Land Transaction Assistance Grant

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits and Agencies
for Environmental Projects in Eligible Regions

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Schuylkill River Greenways (SRG) National Heritage Area - Schuylkill River Restoration Fund

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Grants of up to $4,000 to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations and units of government for environmental preservation projects in eligible regions. Funding is intended to assist with costs and expenses related to land protection projects, such as full fee acquisitions, conservation easements, and donations. Grants are available to facilitate and incentivize the protection of high-priority lands for water quality and habitat protection in the Schuylkill River watershed.

Transaction costs eligible for reimbursement include (but may not be limited to) land surveys, attorney fees, land protection staff time, consultant fees, the conservation group's appraisal costs, recording fees, title expenses, and stewardship costs.

Eligible Projects:

1. Projects must be within and/or including areas identified as high priority lands by the Schuylkill Action Network Watershed Land Protection Collaborative. High priority lands are those with scores of 8-10 on the priority lands composite map.

2. Projects protecting "friction areas" and/or larger areas of priority lands will be given priority over others. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182838

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Schuylkill River Restoration Fund is offering matching grants of up to $4,000 per project.

Term of Contract:

Reimbursable transaction expenses must be incurred between 1/1/20 and one year from the date of the signed grant agreement. Project expenses claimed as match must be incurred and paid for by December 31, 2020. Real estate transaction projects completed prior to 1/1/20 are not eligible for this funding round.

Projects settlements must occur within one year of the signed agreement to be eligible for funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants can be awarded to qualified non-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) conservation organizations or units of government.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due to SRG by April 16, 2020 which may be before or after transaction costs are incurred

Applicants to this program must use the standard Schuylkill River Restoration Fund Grant Program application.

All cash, supplies, and in-kind services counted as match must be from non-federal sources (including in-kind time and state funding) and cannot be used as match for other federal funds.

Grant funds will be disbursed on a reimbursement basis by the Schuylkill River Greenways.

Contact Information:

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

Tim Fenchel, Deputy Director

Schuylkill River Heritage Area
140 College Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Schuylkill River watershed

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