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Pocono Forests & Waters CL Now Accepting Mini-Grant Applications

March 31, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) has been awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to administer the 2017 Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Mini-Grant program. This program will provide mini-grants of $2,000 to $10,000 to projects within Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike and Wayne Counties that support and advance the goals and objectives of the Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape.

A total of $60,000 in grant funding is available. All mini-grants require a 1 to 1 match. PEC and PA DCNR encourage any municipality, council of governments, registered Pennsylvania non-profits, county conservation districts, or learning institutions to consider projects that may t the grant criteria.



Application Materials:


Important Dates:

  • Application Opens: March 31, 2017
  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
  • Grant Awards Announced: May 22, 2017
  • Projects Commence: June 1, 2017
  • Projects Completed: May 31, 2018


For more information contact:

Janet Sweeney, PFW CL Coordinator

Pennsylvania Environmental Council

175 Main Street

Luzerne, PA 18709

570-718-6507 or [email protected]


PLEASE NOTE: Mini-Grant Funds come from the PA DCNR Community Conservation Partnership’s Program. If you are applying for a Pocono Forests and Water Mini-Grant please be aware that no portion of your match can originate from DCNR funding. Mini-Grants must be matched by the applicant 1 to 1 with cash and/or eligible non-cash in-kind services.


Success Stories

Explore successful mini-grant funded projects from previous years:


March 31, 2017 @ 8:00 am
May 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm