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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-2064


Request for Applications for Watershed Restoration and Protection Grants Through the Growing Greener Program

[31 Pa.B. 6352]

   As part of the fourth year of the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Growing Greener Program, applications are now being accepted for watershed protection and restoration grants.

   For year 4, DEP projects to invest more than $50 million in a variety of watershed projects, including: organizing a watershed group; watershed assessments and development of watershed restoration and protection plans; implementation of watershed restoration or protection projects; demonstration; education/outreach programs; reclaiming abandoned mines and oil and gas wells; and addressing acid mine drainage polluted streams.

   Applications are now being accepted online at Direct LINK ''Year 4 App.'' The deadline for submitting applications to the DEP Grants Center is February 8, 2002. Applications must be postmarked (if mailed), or received (if hand delivered) by 4:30 p.m. on February 8, 2002. Faxed copies will not be accepted.

   To provide personalized assistance in the application process, DEP is sponsoring a series of grant workshops throughout the State. The workshops feature grant writing tips, what makes a good project and mini-sessions on how to apply for specific project types. DEP will offer two workshops on each of the following six dates. The afternoon workshop will begin at 1 p.m.; the evening workshop will begin at 6 p.m. The dates and locations of the workshops are as follows:

Wednesday, December 5, 2001 Tuesday, December 11, 2001
Radisson Hotel Williamsport Ramada Plaza Hotel
Williamsport, Lycoming County Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County
Tuesday, December 11, 2001 Wednesday, December 12, 2001
Greater Plymouth Community Center Greensburg Four Points
Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County Greensburg, Westmoreland County
Wednesday, December 12, 2001 Thursday, December 13, 2001
DEP Southcentral Regional Office Community Center of Crawford County
Harrisburg, Dauphin County Meadville, Crawford County

   To request an application or obtain more information concerning the Growing Greener Program, visit the Growing Greener website at, send e-mail to or contact the DEP Grants Center at (877) PAGREEN or (717) 705-5400. Written correspondence should be addressed to DEP Grants Center, 15th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 8776, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8776.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 01-2064. Filed for public inspection November 16, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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