Lumber Heritage Region announces 2020 Mini-Grant Opportunity

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Lumber Heritage Region announces 2020 Mini Grant Opportunity

The Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania Inc. (LHR) recently announced the region’s 2020 Mini-Grant Program. Funding for the Lumber Heritage Region 2020 Mini-Grant Program is provided through the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC) and therefore must adhere to all statewide rules and regulations. 

Eligible applicants for the program would include non-profit 501(c)3 organizations, municipalities, COG’s, Conservation Districts, Educational Institutions, and Housing and Redevelopment Authorities. The project must be located within the boundaries of the Lumber Heritage Region, which is a 15-county region that overlaps the Pennsylvania Wilds. The region includes all or portions of the following counties: Warren, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Lycoming, Clinton, Clearfield, Jefferson, Forest, Cameron, Elk, Centre, Indiana, Cambria, and Clarion.

Eligible project activities would include but not limited to:

  • Educational pieces that promote the forest products industry and the heritage of the region.
  • Media pieces that highlight the history, heritage, and/or recreational opportunities in the region.
  • Packaged itineraries and products associated with those itineraries.
  • Elements from existing plans including but not limited to trails, watershed, greenway or heritage community plans.
  • Projects that create short high-quality videos (up to 2 minutes) about one or more lumber assets in the region that can be used on the regional visitor site and LHR’s website (as well as for the applicant’s uses); or short videos that help tell the story that the LHR is a working forest and highlights the high performance sustainable forestry practices being done here.
  • Projects that create high-quality digital stories (pictures and copy) about the region’s lumber assets (brick and mortar, events, history, artisan woodworkers) that can be used for LHR’s website, social media channels, as well as for the applicant’s uses.

Applications are due on or before March 2, 2020.

LHR, in partnership with DCNR, has funding available to support projects totaling $ 30,000 with a maximum award of $10,000. Funds must be expended by May 1, 2021.

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