PIKE COUNTY SCENIC RURAL CHARACTER PRESERVATION PROGRAM

What are the Grant Funding Categories?

At this time, projects eligible for funding include:
  • Municipal Planning Initiatives,
  • Conservation Easements from willing sellers,
  • Parcel Acquisition from willing sellers, and
  • Donated Conservation Easements
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    We now have a new category of funding for park development, trail enhancements, and river access improvements, funded by the Marcellus Legacy Fund.

     

    Marcellus Mini-Grant

    box Eligible development projects must be located within Pike County and must be supported by the municipality where the project will occur. Development projects should meet one or more of the following: Park & Recreation Development, Greenways & Trails Enhancement, and River Access Improvements

    Eligible Applicants: Pike County Municipalities

    NOTE: In order to apply for a Mini-Grant, a municipality MUST have a current Open Space Plan and/or Master Site Plan for the subject property.

    Grant Amounts: Maximum grant not to exceed $25,000 (and requires a 50% match)

    Application Submission Requirements: See the Marcellus Mini-Grant Program Manual to find out what to submit with your grant application.

    Funded Projects (to date): 3

    Total Grant Funds Awarded: $50,000

    CLICK HERE FOR THE MARCELLUS MINI-GRANT MANUAL

    Municipal Planning Initiatives

    boxThis category of funding covers municipal projects such as the development of new or updated Comprehensive Plans; Open Space, Greenways and Recreation Plans; and municipal land use ordinances that accomodate natural resource protection and scenic rural character preservation goals.

    Eligible Applicants:
    Pike County Municipalities
    Pike County Conservation District

    Grant Amounts:

    Ordinance Update Project

    Comprehensive Planning Projects

    Open Space Planning Projects

    Application Submission Requirements: See the Program Manual (Section 16) to find out what to submit with your grant application.

    Funded Projects (to date): 19
    For the complete listing of funded planning initiative projects, see the Preservation Project Profiles, at right.

    Total Grant Funds Awarded: $518,000

    CLICK HERE FOR THE PROGRAM MANUAL

     

    Easements & Acquisitions

    box Eligible projects under this funding category include: significant open spaces identified in Open Space Plans, lands important to water quality or drinking water supply protection, significant natural areas, parklands, and greenways and trails.

    Eligible Applicants:
    Pike County Municipalities
    Pike County Conservation District
    Pike County Municipal Authorities
    501(c)(3) Land Trusts
    NOTE: In order to apply for Easement/Acquisition grant funds, a municipality MUST have a current Open Space Plan that outlines the Conservation Priorities for that community.

    Grant Amounts:
    25% - 40% of eligible project costs (up to $600,000)
    (max. award of $1,200,000 for multi-applicant projects)

    Application Submission Requirements: See the Program Manual (Section 16) to find out what to submit with your grant application.

    Funded Projects (to date): 10
    For the complete listing of funded planning initiative projects, see the Preservation Project Profiles, at right.

    Total Grant Funds Awarded: $6,016,000

    CLICK HERE FOR THE PROGRAM MANUAL

     

    Donated Conservation Easements

    boxThis funding category provides financial assistance to those costs associated with a donated Conservation Easement.

    Eligible Applicants:
    501(c)3 Land Trusts

    Grant Amounts: max. of $25,000

    Application Submission Requirements: See the Program Manual (Section 10) to find out what to submit with your grant application.

    Funded Projects (to date): 1

    For the complete listing of funded Donated Easement projects, see the Preservation Project Profiles, at right.

    Total Grant Funds Awarded: $25,000

    CLICK HERE FOR THE PROGRAM MANUAL

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