LEWISBURG, PA – The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2023 Susquehanna Greenway Mini-Grant Program.
The Susquehanna Greenway Mini-Grant program aims to support the advancement of regional outdoor recreation, conservation, and trail projects and programs within the Susquehanna Greenway’s ‘Middle Susquehanna’ region. This region includes Greenway sections within Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, Union, Snyder, Montour, and Columbia Counties. Proposals from outside of this region, or ones outside of the Susquehanna Greenway, will not be considered.
Eligible applicants include registered non-profit organizations able to apply for DCNR-supported funding and public entities (such as a county, municipality, or municipal agency). Proposed activities must fit within one of the four eligible categories: 1) Education & Outreach, 2) Wayfinding & Signage, 3) Trail Improvement, and 4) Special Purpose Trail Study. Detailed descriptions of these categories are available on the grant landing page at susquehannagreenway.org/mini-grant-program.
Applicants may request up to $10,000, and proposals must include a 1:1 match (cash or in-kind). While only one award will be given to each applying entity, more than one application can be submitted for consideration. All awarded funding must be utilized within 12 months from the date of the awarded contract; the anticipated contract period is January – December 2024.
The Susquehanna Greenway Mini-Grant Program is financed by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnership Program, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR), Bureau of Recreation and Conservation. As such, mini-grants may not be used as match for other DCNR-funded projects, nor may DCNR funding be used to match this mini-grant. Awarded projects will be required to adhere to all DCNR’s grant guidelines and eligible expense policies, and all projects must acknowledge the SGP and DCNR on marketing materials and media releases. Grant contracts will provide more details to grant awardees.
The application window will close at 4:59 PM on November 30, 2023. Eligible applicants can apply online at susquehannagreenway.org/mini-grant-program.
If you are unable to submit your application online, please submit applications by email to [email protected] or mail to:
Susquehanna Greenway Partnership
Attn: Grant Committee,
301 Market Street, Unit #649,
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Awarded projects can expect to be notified in late December 2023. Questions may be directed to [email protected] or 570-478-0178.
An Information Session will be held virtually on November 2, 2023, 12 – 1 PM. Those interested in attending are asked to register at susquehannagreenway.org/mini-grant-information-session-registration/.
The Susquehanna Greenway is a connected corridor of paddling, walking, and biking trails, boat launches, conserved lands, and communities that runs along the Susquehanna River in PA. The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to advancing the vision of the Susquehanna Greenway. SGP works with partners to grow the network, inspire people to engage with the outdoors, and transform communities into places where people want to live, work, and explore.