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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mini-Grant 2012-2013 Deadline Fast Approaching!

It's almost time!

South Mountain Partnership Mini-Grant Round 2012-2013 deadline is just around the corner! Tuesday, July 31st is the deadline. If you click on the calendar above, you can download the application along with checklist, and submit your application, today!

Interseted in learning about the Mini-Grant?

The South Mountain Partnership Mini-Grant program, administered by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), has been awarded grant funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and will be accepting grant applications until the program deadline of July 31, 2012. This program provides grants that communities and organizations can use to preserve and promote their natural and cultural assets.

The South Mountain Partnership Mini-Grant Program has been developed and overseen by the ATC since 2009 to encourage economic development among local communities by funding projects to build trails and regional trail feasibility studies, conduct outdoor festivals, develop promotional guides for local agriculture and forest products, and much more. Since the mini-grants inception, $161,000 have been awarded with over $390,000 in grantee’s match.

“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s grant program emphasizes multi-partner regional collaborations and in result we have seen incredible long term relationships develop. It is a major goal of the South Mountain Partnership to foster these strong partnerships that steward and promote our assets,” stated Kim Williams, Environmental Planner of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
The ATC and DCNR lead the South Mountain Partnership, an alliance of the private and public sectors, non-profits, universities, and local citizens in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and Northern York Counties. The Partnership identifies its key role as being a regional facilitator and leader in projects that preserve and promote the natural and cultural assets of the region. ATC was chosen to be the lead of the Partnership because of its local roots and extensive conservation work across Pennsylvania and especially in Central Pennsylvania.
Funds come from DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnership’s Program and come from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, the Environmental Stewardship Fund (Growing Greener 1) and the Growing Greener Bond Fund (growing Greener 2), and several federal funding sources.