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CREP Mini-grant Program for Conservation Districts

This mini-grant program funds up to $3,000 for conservation districts to implement educational and outreach activities that support and extend the work of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). Projects focus on CREP enrollment, re-enrollment and/or CREP maintenance. Financial and other support for the CREP Outreach Program Office Mini-grant Program is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a Growing Greener Watershed Protection grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and with additional support from USDA-NRCS.

The 2021-22 grant round is open. Click here for information and the application. The deadline to apply is November 12, 2021.

Multifunctional Riparian Buffer Sub-grant for Conservation Districts

Pennsylvania’s conservation districts are encouraged to apply for funding to install multifunctional buffers in conjunction with landowners. This grant is first come first served.

The grant round is open. The grant round will stay open until funds are used up or June 30, 2022, whichever comes first. Click here for the grant application, guidelines, and templates. 

Nonpoint Source Pollution Educational Mini-Grant Program

fieldday200The PACD administers the Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention Mini-Grant Program. Grants of up to $2,000 are awarded to promote water quality and pollution prevention. With this funding, conservation districts are able to implement educational programs to increase local awareness of water quality issues and encourage citizen participation in activities to improve water quality in local watersheds. Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The 2021-22 round closed on January 29, 2021. Click here for information.

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