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SAP&DC Announces Round 4 funding in their Regional Greenways Mini-Grants Program

The Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC), with support from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), is launching its fourth round of grant funding to local communities in the Southern Alleghenies Region. This funding, provided through the Southern Alleghenies Regional Greenways Mini-Grants Program, aims to fund projects that support implementation of the overall purpose and goals identified in the Southern Alleghenies Greenways and Open Space Network Plan along with the Southern Alleghenies Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The SAP&DC Mini-Grants program is possible because of funding provided by DCNR through the Community Conservation and Partnerships Program (C2P2).

The Mini-Grants Program is open to planning, technical assistance, development and bicycle and pedestrian projects located within the Southern Alleghenies Region of: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset counties. Any municipality, council of government, conservation district, land trust, non-profit organization, designated heritage area, or redevelopment authority is eligible to submit an application. Applications for proposed projects between $5,000 and $50,000 will be received until June 15th at 4:00 PM.

Eligible projects are required to support the goals of the region’s Greenways and Open Space Network Plan, including: conserve important natural resources, expand recreation opportunities, celebrate cultural heritage, bolster economic development, increase pedestrian and bicycle mobility, and promote healthy lifestyles or the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan to: bolster the region’s bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, ensure its maintenance, plan initiatives surrounding bike and ped. and educate the region of bicycle and pedestrian transportation initiatives. 

For Greenways Mini-Grants information, schedule, guidelines, and application, visit here.

SAP&DC hopes to offer future rounds of funding beyond Round 4 for the program as additional funding becomes available.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this announcement, please contact Katie St. Clair, SAP&DC’s Community Development Planner, by phone at (814) 949-6532 or by email at kstclair@sapdc.org.

For more information on the Greenways and Open Space Network Plan, Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan or Greenways Mini-Grants Program, please visit www.sapdc.org.