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Apply Now for Next Round of Growing Greener Plus Grants

Friday June 15th, 2018
The state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting applications for the next round of Growing Greener Plus Grants for watershed restoration, mine reclamation set-aside, and EPA Section 319 water quality restoration projects. The deadline for applications is July 13.
 
Eligible applicants include counties, authorities, and other municipalities; county conservation districts; watershed organizations recognized by DEP that promote local watershed conservation; councils of governments; and other authorized organizations involved in environmental restoration and protection.
 
DEP has identified a number of criteria, including projects in regional priority watersheds that reduce the impairment source; activities that lead to water quality restoration or protection; and projects that support installation of high-priority BMPs to address non-point source pollution.
 
Examples of eligible projects include riparian forest buffers, streambank fencing, erosion/sedimentation and nutrient control practices on cropland, and animal waste storage systems.
 
For more information, go to www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/Growing-Greener or call (717) 705-5400.