Grants

WHAT ARE THE GRANT FUNDING CATEGORIES?

At this time, projects eligible for funding include:
  • Municipal Planning Initiatives,
  • Conservation Easements from willing sellers,
  • Parcel Acquisition from willing sellers, and
  • Donated Conservation Easements
We now have a new category of funding for park development, trail enhancements, and river access improvements, funded by the Marcellus Legacy Fund.

What are the Grant Funding Categories?

MARCELLUS MINI-GRANT

Eligible development projects must be located within Pike County and must be supported by the municipality where the project will occur. Development projects should meet one or more of the following: Park & Recreation Development, Greenways & Trails Enhancement, and River Access Improvements

Eligible Applicants: Pike County Municipalities

NOTE: In order to apply for a Mini-Grant, a municipality MUST have a current Open Space Plan and/or Master Site Plan for the subject property.

Grant Amounts: Maximum grant not to exceed $25,000 (and requires a 50% match)

Application Submission Requirements: See the Marcellus Mini-Grant Program Manual to find out what to submit with your grant application.

Funded Projects (to date): 8

Total Grant Funds Awarded: $153,622.50

CLICK HERE FOR THE MARCELLUS MINI-GRANT MANUAL

MUNICIPAL PLANNING INITIATIVES

This category of funding covers municipal projects such as the development of new or updated Comprehensive Plans; Open Space, Greenways and Recreation Plans; and municipal land use ordinances that accommodate natural resource protection and scenic rural character preservation goals.

Eligible Applicants:
Pike County Municipalities
Pike County Conservation District

Grant Amounts:

Ordinance Update Project

  • Maximum up to 25% of eligible project costs or up to $15,000 (whichever is greater).
  • Multi-Municipal applications eligible for up to 50% or $20,000 (whichever is less).

Comprehensive Planning Projects

  • Maximum up to 25% of eligible project costs or up to $25,000 (whichever is greater).
  • Multi-Municipal applications eligible for up to 50% or $30,000 (whichever is less).

Open Space Planning Projects

  • Maximum up to 25% of eligible project costs or up to $20,000 (whichever is greater).
  • Multi-Municipal applications eligible for up to 50% or $25,000 (whichever is less).

Application Submission Requirements: See the Program Manual (Section 16) to find out what to submit with your grant application.

Funded Projects (to date):22
For the complete listing of funded planning initiative projects, see the Preservation Project Profiles, at right.

Total Grant Funds Awarded: $529,976.00

CLICK HERE FOR THE PROGRAM MANUAL

 

EASEMENTS & ACQUISITIONS

Eligible projects under this funding category include: significant open spaces identified in Open Space Plans, lands important to water quality or drinking water supply protection, significant natural areas, parklands, and greenways and trails.

Eligible Applicants:
Pike County Municipalities
Pike County Conservation District
Pike County Municipal Authorities
501(c)(3) Land Trusts
NOTE: In order to apply for Easement/Acquisition grant funds, a municipality MUST have a current Open Space Plan that outlines the Conservation Priorities for that community.

Grant Amounts:
25% - 40% of eligible project costs (up to $600,000)
(max. award of $1,200,000 for multi-applicant projects)

Application Submission Requirements: See the Program Manual (Section 16) to find out what to submit with your grant application.

Funded Projects (to date): 10
For the complete listing of funded planning initiative projects, see the Preservation Project Profiles, at right.

Total Grant Funds Awarded: $5,559,148

CLICK HERE FOR THE PROGRAM MANUAL

DONATED CONSERVATION EASEMENTS

This funding category provides financial assistance to those costs associated with a donated Conservation Easement.

Eligible Applicants:
501(c)3 Land Trusts

Grant Amounts: max. of $25,000

Application Submission Requirements: See the Program Manual (Section 10) to find out what to submit with your grant application.

Funded Projects (to date): 5

For the complete listing of funded Donated Easement projects, see the Preservation Project Profiles, at right.

Total Grant Funds Awarded: $125,000

CLICK HERE FOR THE PROGRAM MANUAL