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2017-2018 Signage Grant Application

  • November 01, 2017
  • 12:00 AM
  • December 22, 2017
  • 11:59 PM


  • Current and members of the Wilds Cooperative of PA
  • For any applicants in the process of becoming members of The Wilds Cooperative. Your application will not be considered complete until your membership has been accepted and your dues paid.

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PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship (PA Wilds Center), in cooperation with the region’s local visitor bureaus, two Heritage Areas, local, state and federal government partners and many private-sector businesses, in 2016-2017 embarked on a successful effort to restructure and reboot marketing of the Pennsylvania Wilds as a region, which had been largely dormant for a decade due to funding cuts. This effort is now fully underway. Paid campaigns to bring visitors to the region and to inspire stewardship will begin in 2018 and live on many years beyond that. Partners can see how the region is being positioned as an outdoor recreation destination at pawilds.com.  

As part of this effort, PA Wilds Center identified a need to assist the many public-facing, place-based businesses and nonprofits in its Wilds Cooperative of PA program -- which are the listings backbone for pawilds.com and serve the traveling public – to help them better tie into the Pennsylvania Wilds brand through signage. As noted in the Pennsylvania Wilds Design Guide for Community Character Stewardship, this brand visibility helps build regional identity and lets visitors know they have arrived at their destination. It can also help small businesses attract new customers and improve their bottom lines. This Signage Grant Program was launched to address this need.

This program is funded through the Department of Community & Economic Development’s Keystone Communities Program in coordination with PA Route 6 Alliance. PA Wilds Center greatly appreciates this support to help advance the Wilds brand and businesses participating in The Wilds Cooperative of PA. 

Click to download the full application guidelines. 
Billing inquiries? Member Support? Contact our Admin  Partner:
Elk County Council on the Arts
237 Main  St.  Ridgway.  PA 15853  | 814-772-7051 | wildscopa@pawildscenter.org
The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania
is a program of the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship,
a regional 
non-profit. Learn more at pawildscenter.org

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