Applications are being accepted for PECO’s Green Region Open Space grant program, which Natural Lands administers. The program, now in its 15th year, awards grants of up to $10,000 to eligible municipalities and recreation authorities within PECO’s service area. The deadline for applications is Oct. 31.
Over the years, numerous municipalities, regional recreational authorities, and nonprofits in southeastern Pennsylvania have undertaken a variety of open space projects. Recognizing the importance of these initiatives, PECO has partnered with Natural Lands to provide grants to assist in these efforts.
Eligible applicants include municipalities and regional recreational authorities within PECO’s suburban service territory, which includes portions of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and York counties. Within the City of Philadelphia, eligible applicants are limited to incorporated nonprofits.
The grants are to be used with other funding sources to cover expenses related to open space projects, such as consulting fees, trail construction, land acquisition, habitat improvement, and the cost of creating and implementing an open space plan.
“Through the PECO Green Region program, we have awarded more than $2 million to execute nearly 300 projects since the program’s inception in 2004,” said Mike Innocenzo, PECO’s president and CEO. “PECO remains committed to increasing the environmental sustainability of the communities we serve by supporting projects that will positively impact the region by creating and revitalizing new, green spaces across southeastern Pennsylvania.”
Click here to learn more and apply, or contact Estelle Wynn Dolan, program administrator, at 610-353-5587 ext. 213 or email@example.com.