Grant Funding for
2013-2014 Watershed Education Projects
2013 WREN Grant Application Round is Now Open - Deadline for proposals is March 22, 2013
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The Water Resources Education Network (WREN) is a project of the Citizen Education Fund of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania (LWVPA-CEF). WREN is a nonpartisan informal collaboration of organizations and public officials working for the protection and management of Pennsylvania’s water resources, both surface and ground water, through grass-roots education and informed policy-making. WREN provides training and grants for local coalition building to promote community awareness and development of public policies necessary to protect Pennsylvania water resources. The WREN Program has two clean water initiatives: Watershed Protection Education to prevent nonpoint source pollution, and Source Water Protection Promotion to raise awareness about the importance of protecting public drinking water sources. Since 1992 through the WREN Project, LWVPA-CEF has awarded over $2 million in funding to over 350 community partnerships working to safeguard Pennsylvania water resources.
Through its Water Resources Education Network (WREN) Project, the League
of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund (LWVPA-CEF)
will accept proposals for watershed education projects sponsored
by community based partnerships that educate, build awareness, and
promote water-sustaining public policies and/or behavior change. Projects
should be designed to encourage individual or collective action that
will protect and improve local water resources. Funding will be awarded for:
Watershed Protection projects which educate about how to protect, improve or remediate the watershed from the impacts of nonpoint source (NPS) pollution. NPS pollution includes drainage or runoff from: abandoned coal mines, oil or gas wells; inadequate erosion control practices during development; improper agricultural and timber harvesting practices; failing on-lot septic systems or other waste disposal sites; and land use changes that affect runoff. Download 2013 Grant Guidance document for full details and eligibility guidelines.
: WREN does not have funding for Source Water Protection grants in this grant cycle.
LWVPA-CEF invites partnerships of local or regional organizations, such as watershed associations, civic groups, community water systems, governmental entities (including municipal authorities), and other public interest organizations to carefully review the WREN Grant Application Guidelines and Application Form and to submit an application to LWVPA CEF. Applications are due by Friday, March 22, 2013. Successful applicants will be notified by May 16, 2013. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded with funded project activities to take place July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014. Match of 5% in- kind donation or cash match is required.
Download the 2013 WREN Grant Application HERE!
(Please download the Grant Application Instructions as well as the Application Forms.)
2013 WREN Grant Application Instructions (PDF Format)
2013 Application Forms (Word doc) or Application Forms (Word docx
2013 Application Forms (PDF)
Applications must be postmarked or dropped off no later than Friday, March 22, 2013.
Contact Julie Kollar, Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
email WREN at email@example.com
for the watershed protection projects is provided
by the PADEP Nonpoint Source Management Program through Section 319
of the federal Clean Water Act, administered by the Environmental Protection