Coldwater Heritage Partnership 2019 Grant Program to Open Early September

The Coldwater Heritage Partnership (CHP) announces the opening of the 2019 Coldwater Conservation Grants Program. The program provides two grant opportunities which help to protect and conserve the health of Pennsylvania’s coldwater ecosystems.

Current grant opportunities are:

Planning Grant- designed to help develop a conservation plan that identifies the threats to the health of local coldwater ecosystems that have naturally reproducing trout as well as the opportunities for habitat restoration and conservation within those watersheds. The information and analysis can be used as a catalyst for more comprehensive planning or for development of watershed improvements projects. Planning grants average around $5,000.

Implementation Grant– designed to provide funding for projects recommended in a completed conservation plan or other approved plan such as a Rivers Conservation Plan. Proposed projects must enhance, conserve or protect the coldwater stream for which the coldwater conservation plan or similar document was originally completed. Implementation grants average around $8,000.

Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2018. The Coldwater Heritage Partnership urges watershed associations, conservancies, conservation districts, municipalities and local chapters of Trout Unlimited to apply.

See the Grant Application and Guideline page for more details.

Summary of Important Dates
2019 Grant Round Open: September 2018
2019 Grant Round Close: December 15, 2018
2017 Grant Progress Report Due: February 2018
2018 Grant Progress Report Due:  March 2019

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