JOHNSTOWN — Grant seekers, here is a unique opportunity to apply for a grant through The National Road Heritage Corridor. They’ve recently announced to the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies an imminent ‘mini-grant opportunity’ for nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and friends groups of state parks and forests located on the Historic National Road or in the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape region. The NRHC said projects located in communities and parks in the Laurel Ridge, Chestnut Ridge, Greater Johnstown area, the Great Allegheny Passage, or along the National Road will be given a priority.
Funding for this opportunity comes from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). A total of $50,000 in mini-grant funding is available. Grant awards will be $5,000 to $10,000 and all will require a cash match. Applications are due and must be postmarked on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, and mailed to the National Road Heritage Corridor (65 West Main Street, Suite 103, Uniontown, PA 15401) or hand delivered no later than 4:00 p.m. on June 3rd. Notice of award will be made no later than Friday, June 19, 2015.
The National Road Heritage Corridor (NRHC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its multifaceted mission and associated work includes advocating for, building awareness of, and encouraging the conservation of the cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and economic resources along the Historic National Road in Pennsylvania and throughout the region through education and interpretation vis-à-vis community development.