The departments of Environmental Protection and Conservation and Natural Resources are encouraging municipal officials, community planners and watershed group representatives to attend a grant workshop open house on January 28 at the Jennings Environmental Learning Center, Slippery Rock, Pa.
The workshop will last from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“The goal of this meeting is to bring together a wide variety of agencies and departments to help potential applicants who are thinking about applying for an environmental grant,” said DEP Northwest Regional Director Kelly Burch. “We want to make the grant application process as easy and convenient as possible.”
DEP staff will be able to provide information for Growing Greener, Energy Harvest, coastal zone management, source water assessment and protection, and environmental education grants, while staff from DCNR will be available to discuss applications for land protection, conservation and recreation project grants.
Representatives from the League of Women Voters Watershed Resources Education Network will also be available to answer questions about its grant programs, and the Fish and Boat Commission will have information on partnerships.
Those who plan to attend the workshop should bring at least two copies of documents that describe: the proposed project; how the project fits into the potential applicant’s master plan; why the project should receive grant funding; what match has already been obtained; and a one-page map of the location
For more information on the workshop, contact DEP Watershed Manager Diane Carson at 814-332-6984 or DCNR Recreation and Parks Advisor Kim McCullough at 814-332-6190.