growing greener presentation

Report
Andrew Heath
Executive Director
PA Growing Greener Coalition
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OVERVIEW
 ABOUT THE COALITION
 PRIORITIES
 PROJECTS
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Mission: To enhance the health and
economic well-being of communities
across the Commonwealth by
advocating for funding to conserve,
restore, and protect land, water and
wildlife, to preserve farms and
historic places, and to provide wellmanaged parks and recreational
areas throughout the state
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PRIORITIES
 Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Program
 Growing Greener Environmental Stewardship Fund (ESF)
 Heritage Areas Program / Historic Preservation
 Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key ’93)
 Marcellus Shale Legacy Fund (Act 13 of 2012)
 Oil and Gas Lease Fund (OGLF)
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 (40%) Marcellus Shale Legacy Fund provides funding to the
following environmental programs:
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(20%) Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA)
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(10%) Growing Greener Environmental Stewardship Fund
Act 13 also authorizes annual transfers from the Oil
and Gas Lease Fund to the Growing Greener
Environmental Stewardship Fund
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(25%) Water & Sewer Projects
• Split between PENNVEST and CFA H20 PA
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(15%) County Conservation and Recreation Projects
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(5%) Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund
PRIORITIES
Act 13 of 2012
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THE BIG QUESTION – Which Programs for Which Projects
 Abandoned Mine Agriculture
Drainage Parks, Recreation,
Preservation
 Community
Trails, and
Greenways
 Habitat
Restoration
and
Protection
 Historic
Preservation and
Heritage
Conservation
 Land
andArea
Water
Conservation
 Stormwater Management and
Sewer Infrastructure
 Watershed
 Other
Restoration
Opportunities
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 DCNR Community Conservation and Partnership Program C2P2
 DEP Coastal Management
 DEP Environmental Education Grants Program
 PennDOT Transportation Alternatives Program
 PFBC Boating Infrastructure Grant Program
THE BIG QUESTION
Community Parks, Recreation,
 CFA Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program
Trails,
and
Greenways
 CFA Flood Mitigation Program
 PFBC Erie Access Improvement Grant Program
 PFBC Sinnemahoning Creek Restoration Grant Program
 PFBC Valley Creek Watershed Grant Program
 County Conservation and Recreation Projects
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HELPFUL HINTS
Commonwealth Financing
 Keep applications straightforward and concise. Follow
Authority
(CFA)
directions, including
the instructions for the number of copies to
be provided and the format.
 Notify the county and municipality where the project is located.
Demonstrated public support is helpful.
 Demonstrate project readiness and financial need. Include
benefit-to-cost ratio.
 Garner the support of the state representatives and senators from
where the project will be developed.
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Clean Streams &
Rivers Initiative
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ADVOCACY
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Andrew Heath
Executive Director, Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition
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Andrew Heath
Executive Director
PA Growing Greener Coalition
Work: 717.745.9304
Cell: 717.824.2281
P.O. Box 103
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
www.PaGrowingGreener.org
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