Available from WREN
The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund (LWVPA-CEF) funds a limited number of community based educational projects that protect and improve the community's water resources.
The WREN 2014 round of Watershed Education and Source Water Protection Collaborative Grants will be opening soon (December 2013 timeframe). Proposals will be due March 21, 2014. Project activities for the 2014 round are to take place 7/1/2014 - 6/30/15.
Funding will be up to maximum $5,000/project for community Watershed Education Projects, and up to a maximum $7,000/project for Source Water Protection Collaborative County-level Projects.
The 2014 Application package will be available sometime in December 2013. We anticipate that the 2014 Grant Application to be fairly similar to the past round's 2013 Application packages below, but with a greater emphasis on social marketing and defining the target audience.
Until the 2014 Grant Package is available, prospective applicants may find the prior 2013 Grant Applications for both grant tracks helpful to get a sense of the requirements and types of eligible activities.
Watershed Education Grants — NOTE: use the Spring 2013 grant package below for information purposes only; 2014 Grant Package is under revision.
The goal of the WREN Watershed Education Grant Program is to raise public awareness, encourage behavior change, and improve public policies that will protect water resources in Pennsylvania. WREN invites grant proposals for Watershed Protection Education projects from a coalition of stakeholders that will enhance local coordination and cooperation, and educate Pennsylvania citizens and local officials about their roles as environmental stewards to protect, improve or remediate the watershed from the impacts of polluted runoff.Click here for more information>>
Source Water Protection Education Grants — NOTE: use the Spring 2013 grant package below for information purposes only; 2014 Grant Package is under revision.
The Source Water Protection Program seeks to raise awareness and encourage Pennsylvania public water suppliers and communities to voluntarily implement source water protection in a practical, sustainable way through preventative and risk reduction activities, and appropriate land management strategies. The goal of the WREN Source Water Protection (SWP) Education Grant Program is to support development of local partnerships that will conduct community education to build an informed citizenry who adopt water-friendly environmental behaviors and will encourage local officials to take action and make decisions that protect drinking water resources and public health.
Funding not available at this time.
WREN Opportunity Grants may be available for grants to community groups to carry out local water education projects. Projects must be related to reduction of Nonpoint Source Pollution to Pennsylvania waterways. Maximum funding per project is $300. This is a reimbursement grant.
The following are not eligible for WREN funding: Activities required by permit; by a draft or final NPDES permit such as CAFO’s or an MS-4 permit ARE NOT ELIGIBLE EXPENSES. WREN is not permitted to use federal Section 319 funds for any activity specifically required by a draft or final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Examples of activities requiring NPDES permits include Phase I and II storm water management facilities (including operators of Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems — MS-4s) and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO/AFO) agricultural operations. Other ineligible expenses: promotional items, food and beverages; clothing, land or major equipment acquisition. Consult WREN for eligibility questions - email: email@example.com.
Download 2013 Opportunity Grant Application Form - Funding round is currently closed
See what others have done with
Opportunity Grants for Source Water Protection.
See what others have done with:
Watershed Education for Pollution Prevention 2012 Opportunity Grants
Watershed Education for Pollution Prevention 2010 Opportunity Grants
Watershed Education for Pollution Prevention 2009 Opportunity Grants.
Training Scholarship applications are not being accepted at this time due to lack of funding
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