Greenways block grant money available

From staff reports

Applications are being accepted for the 2022 Round B of the Northwest Commission’s Greenways Block Grant Program.

Eligible projects must be within the Northwest Pennsylvania Greenways Region of Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties.

The intent of this program is to implement the greenway recommendations contained in the Northwest Pennsylvania Greenways Plan as well as advance the recreation, conservation and heritage initiatives throughout the region.

The block grant program has funded 100 projects regionally since its inception. These include reforestation projects, trail initiatives, creek restorations and preservations.

For more information about the GBG program, people may go online to

Guidelines and applications are available on the website or by contacting Jennifer Feehan at or by phone at (814) 677-4800, Ext. 106.

Applications must be signed and received at the Northwest Commission office in Oil City by 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20.

Proposed projects must be completed by October 2024.


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