Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Wild Resource Conservation
Wild Resource Conservation Program
P.O. Box 8552
Harrisburg, PA 17105‐8552
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The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is accepting grant applications for its Wild Resource Conservation Program.
WRCP is soliciting grant applications for priorities in the following categories – surveys, research, conservation and management. Detailed priorities within each of these categories will be outlined in the full guidelines document.
It is recommended that projects/grant applications address one of the priorities. However, applications may be accepted that address priorities outlined in the Pennsylvania State Wildlife Action Plan and/or address the needs of plant species or plant communities of concern within the Commonwealth. The applicant should contact the WRCP Agency Coordinator to discuss the project, how it may fit into flora or fauna priorities and potential for funding.
Eligibility of applicants is dependent on the funding source. WRCP funding sources include both WRCF and ESF, with most the funds available through this solicitation from ESF. Therefore, applicants are strongly advised to seek a sponsoring organization that is eligible for ESF funding. The following applicant eligibility applies:
- Counties, municipalities, educational institutions, and tax-exempt 501(3) (c) organizations registered with the Bureau of Charitable Organizations are eligible to receive grants from ESF for projects intended to protect and conserve biological diversity.
- Conservation Districts and municipal authorities are also eligible for some types of projects funded byESF.
- Individuals, state government agencies and for-profit businesses, in addition to the categories above, are eligible for WRCF funds but not ESF funds.
Note that the full legal name of the sponsoring organization must be used on the application form and for 501(3) (c) organizations must be the same name as is registered with the Bureau of Charitable Organizations and with the Internal Revenue Service.
Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 6/6/2023
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