Mine Map Grant Program; 2013 Application Announcement
[43 Pa.B. 741]
[Saturday, February 2, 2013]
Applications for the 2013 Mine Map Grant (MMG) program are now available from the Department of Environmental Protection (Department). The MMG is a new, competitive grant program to establish 3-year grants that will provide funding to learning institutions and incorporated nonprofit organizations located in this Commonwealth to restore, preserve, inventory, scan, georeference and digitize mine maps and data.
The MMG will be funded from two special State funds under the authority provided in section 18(j) of the Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (52 P. S. § 1396.18(j)), section 105(10) of the Bituminous Coal Mine Safety Act (52 P. S. § 690-105(10)) and the Mine Subsidence Fund regulations set forth at 25 Pa. Code § 401.51 (relating to loans and grants).
This announcement opens on February 2, 2013, and grant applications submitted to the Department must be postmarked by March 15, 2013. Grant applications will begin to be evaluated on March 18, 2013, and grant agreements will be made with selected grantees at the earliest date possible thereafter. Subject to the availability of funds, up to $1.65 million in grants will be provided. The minimal grant award will be $20,000. Individual grant amounts will be based upon: the work identified in a proposal; a proposal's rating, which is based on the evaluation criteria established in the grant application rating analysis; and the availability of funds. Within practical administrative limits, efforts will be made to provide some funding to all eligible proposals.
Applications may be obtained by contacting the Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Mining Programs, P. O. Box 8461, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8461. For additional information and to obtain the electronic copy of the MMG application, visit the Department's web site at www.depweb.state.pa.us (DEP Keyword: MMG) or www.pamsi.org/MMG.html.
MICHAEL L. KRANCER,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 13-185. Filed for public inspection February 1, 2013, 9:00 a.m.]
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