2021 Coldwater Heritage Partnership Grants Now Open!

The Coldwater Heritage Partnership (CHP) announces the opening of the 2021 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 February 15, 2021. The Coldwater Heritage Partnership urges watershed associations, conservancies, conservation districts, municipalities and local chapters of Trout Unlimited to apply.

See the Grant Application and Guidelines page for more details.

Summary of Important Dates for 2021 CHP Grants
Grant Round Opens: December 18, 2020
Grant Round Closes: February 15, 2021
Grant Awards Announces: March 2021
Grant Period Begins: April 1, 2021
Grant Period Ends: September 30, 2022

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