Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape

Mini-Grant Program

The LHCL mini-grant program is a reimbursement-funding program through the LaurelHighlands Conservation Landscape, which is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources through DCNR’s Environmental Stewardship Fund administered by the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation and administered by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC).

Please download and return the completed application to mpapernick@pecpa.org

 

For detailed instructions and guidelines, click here.

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Important Dates
  • Grant Round Opens: January 17, 2018
  • Application Deadline: February 23, 2018
  • Grant Awards Announced: March 23,2018
  • Contracts executed/Mini-Grant Kick-off Event at Landscape Gathering: April 17, 2018
  • Projects Begin: May 1, 2018
  • Project Completion: May 31, 2019
  • Mini-Grant Wrap-Up Meeting: August 2019

 

For questions about this program contact:

Marla Meyer Papernick
Phone: 412.481.9400
Email: mpapernick@pecpa.org

2018 MIni-Grant Application

The LHCL mini-grant program is a reimbursement-funding program through the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape, which is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources through DCNR’s Environmental Stewardship Fund administered by the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation and administered by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC). PEC was awarded a total of $50,000 from the DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Program Environmental Stewardship Fund administered by the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC) for the 2018 Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Mini-Grant Program. This program will provide mini-grants of $1,000 to $10,000 to projects that support and advance the goals and objectives of the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape.
  • Part 1: Applicant Information

  • Part 2: Project Details

  • Please provide a concise description of your project (limit: 300 characters).
  • Please describe how the project addresses the goals and objectives of the Laurel HIghlands Conservation Landscape (limit: 7,000 characters).
  • Please include any additional notes about the project timeline (optional).
  • PartnerPhoneEmailRole 
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    Please list partners who will actively be involved with your project. For example, partners may provide project assistance, funding, or in-kind services. List each partner’s name, phone, email and a short description of their role in your project. (Click the + button to create additional rows)
  • Is your project consistent with any local, county and/or state plans (i.e. greenway and open space plans, comprehensive plans, rivers conservation plans)? Please list plan and explain how your project supports and/or implements the recommendations in these plans.
  • Part 3: Goals, Outcomes and Activities

    Applicant projects should reflect the goals and objectives of the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape as listed below. Please indicate which goal(s) your project will address:
  • GoalOutcomeActivity 
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    Please list your project goal or goals below. Each goal must be accompanied by measurable outcome(s) and a set of activities that will assist you in achieving that goal. (Click the + button to create additional rows.)
  • Part 4: Budget

    Please note: in addition to the information below, you must submit a proposed budget for your project as an attachment to this application (see Part 5).
  • SourceAmountCash or In-KindSecured or Pending 
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    List local match commitments for both cash and in-kind below. (Click the + button to create additional rows.)
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: All projects and project related costs and funding must conform to the guidelines and outlined in the PA DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Program at http://dcnr.state.pa.us/brc/grants/
  • Part 5: Attachments

  • Document should include breakdown of budget by cash, in-kind, and matching as outlined above. This field is required. If you have additional budget documents to attach, you may do so below.
  • Drop files here or
    (optional)
  • If letters are unavailable at the time you submit this form, you may forward them separately via email to mpapernick@pecpa.org when they become available.
  • Drop files here or
  • Drop files here or
    Please attach letters detailing funding and/or in-kind services. If letters are unavailable at the time you submit this form, you may forward them separately via email to mpapernick@pecpa.org when they become available.
  • (non-profit applicants only)
  • (non-profit applicants only)
  • (attach any necessary supplemental files here)
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