This spring, Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts will offer two workshops to help farmers and landowners explore low-interest loans and grants offered via the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority. PENNVEST's Nonpoint Source (NPS) Program provides loans and grants for best management practices targeting nonpoint source projects having significant water quality benefit to streams and rivers.
"We've offered this workshop previously and it was well received," says Terry Fisher, PENNVEST NPS application developer. "We thought it would be a great idea to continue offering these free seminars, moving them around the state, so individuals who are considering applying for NPS funds have a full understanding of the application process and are encouraged to apply."
The first workshop is on April 30 at the Dauphin County Agriculture and Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mountain Road in Dauphin, Pa.
The second one is on May 7 at the Lysock View Building, 542 County Farm Road, Montoursville, Pa., in Lycoming County.
Sign in for both sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m., with workshops starting at 9 a.m. A networking lunch is included before the seminars conclude at 1p.m. Topics to be covered include:
•Eligibility and program requirements
•The online application process
•Necessary supporting documentation
•Project priority ratings
PENNVEST and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection staff will be available to explain the application process and review the type of supporting information and documents required.
Representatives from conservation districts, the ag community, municipalities, watershed organizations, who wants to learn about the PENNVEST program opportunities are encouraged to attend.
There's no cost to attend. But pre-registration is encouraged as seating is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis.
To register for the April 30 session, click here .
To register for the May 7 session, click here for details.
Have questions? Contact Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.