State grants fund urban tree planting, expand outdoor recreation
Rep. Nick Pisciottano January 13, 2023 | 10:48 AM
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 13 – Initiatives to improve air and water quality and develop recreation areas throughout the region received more than $2.2 million in state grants from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Community Conservation Partnerships Program, members of the state House Allegheny County Democratic Delegation announced today.
“Pennsylvania has the sixth largest outdoor recreation economy in the country,” said state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, who chairs the delegation. “Providing funding to properly manage our waterways and forests not only improves the quality of life of our community members, but also delivers major economic benefits. Our delegation will continue fighting for every dollar we can to keep Pennsylvania beautiful.”
The following local funding was included among $31.2 million in grants announced for projects across the state:
The grants are funded from multiple sources with the largest being the American Rescue Plan Act money appropriated for recreation and conservation in the 2022-23 state budget.
Lists of all grants awarded throughout the commonwealth are available here for tree planting grants and here for recreation and conservation grants.
Please use the form below to sign up for email updates. By completing this form you are acknowledging your request to receive periodic email updates.
By completing this form, you are verifying your request to opt in for email updates.
Thank you. Your email signup has been sent. You should start getting emails within 24 hours.
Please use the form below to email Rep. Nick Pisciottano.
Thank you. Your feedback has been sent.
3563 Mountain View DriveWest Mifflin, PA 15122-2447
P*: (412) 466-1940
121 Irvis Office BuildingPO Box 202038Harrisburg, PA 17120-2038
P*: (717) 787-8175