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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-1889


Request for Applications for Watershed Restoration and Protection Grants through the Growing Greener Program

[32 Pa.B. 5350]

   As part of the fifth year of the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) Growing Greener Program (Program), applications are now being accepted for watershed protection and restoration grants.

   For year five, the Department projects to invest more than $50 million in a variety of watershed projects, including: organizing a watershed group; watershed assessments and development of watershed restoration and protection plans; implementation of watershed restoration or protection projects; demonstration; education/outreach programs; reclaiming abandoned mines and oil and gas wells; and addressing acid mine drainage polluted streams.

   Applications are now being accepted online at LINK ''Year 5 App.'' The deadline for submitting applications to the Department Grants Center is February 3, 2003. Applications must be postmarked or received by 4:30 p.m. on February 3, 2003. Faxed copies will not be accepted.

   To provide personalized assistance in answering questions about the Program, the Department is sponsoring a series of grants fairs throughout the State. The grants fairs will not only provide valuable Program support, they will also provide the opportunity to explore other valuable grant programs offered through the Department. These sessions provide an opportunity to talk one-on-one to staff involved in grants for the Program, flood protection, recycling, source water protection, storage tanks, pollution prevention and energy efficiency. Grants fairs will be offered at the following dates, times and locations:

Wednesday, November 13, 2002 Wednesday, November 13, 2002
Holiday Inn--
3-6:30 p.m.
Four Points Sheraton-- 1:30-6:30 p.m.
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County Greensburg, Westmoreland County
Thursday, November 14, 2002 Wednesday, November 20, 2002
Four Points Sheraton-- 2-6:30 p.m. Spring Mill Fire Hall-- 2-6:30 p.m.
Harrisburg, Dauphin County Conshohocken, Montgomery County
Thursday, November 21, 2002 Monday, November 25, 2002
Days Inn--3-5:30 p.m. Genetti Hotel--2-6:30 p.m.
Meadville, Crawford County Williamsport, Lycoming County

   To request an application or obtain more information concerning the Program, visit the Program website at, e-mail GrowingGreener@state. or contact the Department Grants Center at (877) PAGREEN or (717) 705-5400. Written correspondence should be addressed to Department of Environmental Protection, Grants Center, 15th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 8776, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8776.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-1889. Filed for public inspection October 25, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]

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