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Watershed grants available

on May 17, 2014 10:49 AM

The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for $21 million in state funding for watershed protection and abandoned mine drainage projects, according to state Sen. Don White, R-Indiana.

“I urge local governments and other eligible groups to submit their requests for this funding,” White said. “This is an opportunity for our region to address some of the serious water quality issues that we face.”

Under the current cycle, $16 million is available for projects to improve and protect water quality; $3 million is designated for watershed restoration work in federally listed priority watersheds; and another $2 million is set aside for abandoned mine drainage projects.

Local governments, nonprofits, schools, municipal authorities and watershed associations are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted until July 11.

For more information or to download a grant application, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click the “Growing Greener” button or enter keyword: Growing Greener.

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