The state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting applications for several grant programs until June 25:
Growing Greener Plus Grants Program: Townships are eligible to apply. Priority areas include those that reduce nonpoint source pollution, especially nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment pollution from agricultural and stormwater runoff. The department is particularly interested in design and construction projects that implement effective best management practices that reduce or eliminate pollutant loadings and lead to local water quality improvements. Click here to learn more.
Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act: Townships can apply for funding to address legacy mining impacts. Click here to learn more.
Watershed Planning and Restoration Grants (Section 319): Townships may apply for watershed planning and restoration grants. The department is looking for projects that reduce nonpoint source pollution in targeted watersheds with watershed implementation plans, particularly projects that reduce nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment pollution from agricultural and stormwater runoff. Click here to learn more.