New Grant Funding for Water Quality Improvement Projects Along the Mariner East 2 Pipeline Corridor
[48 Pa.B. 2346]
[Saturday, April 21, 2018]
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces the availability of grant funding for projects that reduce or minimize pollution, improve water quality and protect clean water in the 85 municipalities along the length of the Mariner East 2 (MEII) pipeline. The source of funding for the grants is the $12.6 million civil penalty collected from Sunoco Pipeline, LLP related to construction of the MEII pipeline.
Proposed projects must be physically located within 1 or more of the 85 municipalities, although applicants may be from outside of the municipal boundaries. Projects that provide direct and significant benefits to water quality and local communities will be prioritized for funding.
The Department is authorized to allocate these grants to a variety of eligible applicants including: counties, authorities and municipalities; county conservation districts; incorporated watershed associations recognized by the Department which promote local watershed conservation efforts; council of governments; tax exempt nonprofits; educational institutions; and municipal authorities involved in the restoration and protection of the environment in this Commonwealth.
Eligible applicants can apply through the Commonwealth Electronic Single Application web site. Applications may be submitted on or after May 7, 2018, and will be accepted until June 20, 2018. Late submissions will not be considered. Faxes and e-mails will not be accepted.
To access the application or obtain more information concerning this program, including the eligible municipalities, visit the Department's web site at www.dep.pa.gov (search: Grants). Persons can send e-mails to GrowingGreener@pa.gov or contact the Department's Grants Center at (717) 705-5400.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-606. Filed for public inspection April 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]
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