Watershed Restoration and Assistance Program Grants Application; Instructions Available and Proposals Accepted
[28 Pa.B. 4833]
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces that application instructions for the 1998 Watershed Restoration and Assistance Program (WRAP) Grants are available and proposals are being accepted through October 30, 1998.
WRAP grants provide incentives and support to communities that develop and undertake small-scale watershed restoration and protection measures, including projects which improve and protect water quality and fix impairment caused by non-point pollution sources. The improvement plans and projects will be locally generated and voluntarily implemented. The funds will be granted directly to local watershed organizations, local governments and conservation districts.
This is primarily a reimbursement program, however, the Department may authorize an initial payment to nonprofit entities who demonstrate the need. Matching funds are not necessarily required. Applications will be accepted in three categories according to the funding requested; from $100 to $2,500, from $2,501 to $10,000, or from $10,001 to $50,000. Applicants for these grants should be a group of people with an interest in a particular watershed which must be wholly or partly contained within the borders of this Commonwealth.
Applicants must be formally organized to be able to receive a grant. Eligible applicants are as follows:
* Incorporated nonprofit watershed associations and conservation organizations.
* Local governments (counties, townships, towns, cities, boroughs, planning commissions, utility authorities or other units of local government).
* Conservation districts.
Other interested parties may form partnerships with an eligible applicant.
Completed applications (proposals) must be received by the Bureau of Watershed Conservation no later than October 30, 1998. Grant awards will be announced on or about December 1, 1998. Applicants having proposals approved should intend to have the project completed by June 30, 1999.
Inquiries concerning this notice or requests for an application instruction packet should be directed to the Department of Environmental Protection, Watershed Restoration and Assistance Program Grants, P. O. Box 8555, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8555, (717) 787-5259. To view the WRAP Grant application instructions electronically, access the Pennsylvania homepage at www.state.pa.us or the DEP website at www.dep.state.pa.us (choose Subjects/Water Management/Watersheds).
JAMES M. SEIF,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-1563. Filed for public inspection September 25, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]
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