PACD Receives New Buffer Grant for Conservation Districts
PACD was awarded a Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) grant from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to offer sub-grants from 2022-2024.
Applications for riparian forest buffer projects under the new program will be accepted until June 30, 2024. Multi-functional buffers are encouraged, but conventional buffers are also eligible under this grant. The sub-grants will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
A 50:50 match is required. Penn State’s Master Watershed Steward Program and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Keystone 10 Million Trees Program will work with conservation districts to provide the match.
There is $95,000 available statewide.
**We still have approximately $100,000 available for multi-functional riparian buffers as well! Applications for the multi-functional buffer program will be accepted until June 30, 2023. No match is required for this grant, but buffers must be multi-functional.
To learn more about both programs, please visit https://pacd.org/?page_id=69. Here you will find guidelines, application forms, and reporting templates.
Please contact Holly Miller at email@example.com or 717-794-6105 if you have any questions.