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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-1761



Pennsylvania Conservation Corps; Grants for Projects

[38 Pa.B. 5380]
[Saturday, September 27, 2008]

   Grants for projects related to conservation, recreation, historical preservation, graffiti removal and the repair of institutional vandalism will be available under the Pennsylvania Conservation Corps (PCC) program.

   Agencies eligible to apply for PCC projects are:

   *  The Departments of Labor and Industry (Department), Conservation and Natural Resources, Public Welfare, Corrections, Military and Veterans Affairs, Aging, Education and Community and Economic Development.

   *  The Game, Fish and Boat and Historical and Museum Commissions.

   *  The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

   *  Political subdivisions.

   *  Nonprofit agencies in cities of the first class (for projects involving the removal of graffiti and the repair of institutional vandalism only).

   The PCC program is designed to provide work experience and educational opportunities to unemployed young adults as they undertake needed projects on Pennsylvania's public lands. Funds available through the program may be used to purchase approved construction materials and contracted services (political subdivisions must provide a 25% cash match). The wages of corpsmembers and crewleaders are paid directly by the Department.

   Applications for PCC projects will be accepted from political subdivisions and eligible nonprofits through Friday, January 9, 2009. State agency applications will be accepted through Friday, February 6, 2009.

   For more information or to obtain a grant application packet, contact the Pennsylvania Conservation Corps, 1304 Labor and Industry Building, 651 Boas Street, Room 1304, Harrisburg, PA 17121-0750, (717) 783-6385. E-mail inquiries may be directed to Grant application materials are also available for download from the Department's web site at (Keyword: pcc).

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-1761. Filed for public inspection September 26, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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