Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Lehigh Valley Greenways mini- grant applications due March 3

Monday, February 6, 2017 by The Press in Local News

As the local leader for Lehigh Valley Greenways Conservation Landscape, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L) is preparing to disburse $75,000 as part of the 2017 Lehigh Valley Greenways Mini-Grant Program. The online application period is now open and runs through Friday, March 3, 2017 at 4 p.m.

Lehigh Valley Greenways mini-grants are intended to inspire collaboration to carry out ready-to-go, single-year projects that protect and promote the natural resources of the Lehigh Valley and advance the goals of Lehigh Valley Greenways. Land conservation & restoration, outdoor recreation & trail connections, community revitalization, and local education & outreach are among Greenway goals.

Eligible applicants include municipalities, municipal agencies, county conservation districts, educational institutions (colleges, universities, school districts), and non-profit organizations with both tax-exempt 501c3 status and registered with PA Bureau of Charitable Organizations. Projects must be located within Lehigh or Northampton County. Please note that projects along the D&L Trail in Carbon and Luzerne Counties should apply to Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape for mini-grant funding.

Grant requests should be a minimum of $1,000 and maximum of $10,000 with total project costs at least double the grant request. Mini-grants must be matched with cash and/or eligible in-kind contributions at a minimum 1:1 ratio.

Interested applicants can review full mini grant guidelines and fill out the online application at http://lvgreenways.org/mini-grants/apply-for-a-mini-grant/. All applicants are requested to send a representative to the pre-application meeting on Feb. 17, 1 to 3 p.m. at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, 400 Belfast Road, Nazareth, PA.

For more information on Lehigh Valley Greenways and the mini-grant program, please contact Claire Sadler at 610-923-3548 x226 or Claire@delawareandlehigh.org.