PA Wilds Region Community Signage Grant Program Now Available, Everett Says
– Communities that are seeking to improve their welcome signs in the region are encouraged to apply for a mini-grant from the PA Wilds Community Signage Grant Program from now until June 22, Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) today said.
“This grant program is good for communities that want to create and maintain a welcoming atmosphere by appearance,” said Everett. “Lycoming County and the other eleven and a-half counties that make up the PA Wilds have a rich history and rural character that appeal not only to residents but to tourists as well. I encourage communities to participate in this program.”
The mini-grant program is funded through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Shared Municipal Services, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Environmental Stewardship Fund and coordinated for the PA Wilds Planning Team by the Clearfield County Planning Commission, Lumber Heritage Region and PA Wilds Small Business Ombudsman Ta Brant.
Grant assistance of up to $3,000 is available for a new community welcome sign that incorporates the natural themes of wood, stone, water and wildlife of which the region is known for. Associated natural landscaping can also be submitted for consideration. Local governments, community development organizations, chambers of commerce, school districts and other entities that represent their communities in a substantial way are eligible to apply.
Everett said matching funds are not required for the program but applicants must commit to an in-kind match that includes installing and maintaining the signage. Grant awards will be announced in July and applicants will have until December to complete the projects and turn in all necessary paperwork.
For more information, and to download an application, visit the PA Wilds Resource Center homepage at PAWildsResources.org
and click on the “Community Signage Grants” link under “News” on the homepage. A special Design Guide that helps in planning projects is also available. Questions on the program can be addressed to Val Shelley, project coordinator, at (814) 486-0213 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, you can call Everett’s Muncy office at (570) 546-2084, or the Jersey Shore office at (570) 398-4476.
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