The National Road Heritage Corridor and the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor have awarded 12 grants to nonprofits and municipalities in the Laurel Highlands. Grant funding orginates from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to support the Laurel Highlands CLI.
Recipients were: Allegheny Ridge Corporation, Casselman River Watershed, City of Greensburg, City of Johnstown, Coal and Coke Trail Chapter, Johnstown Redevelopment Authority, Latrobe Community Revitalization Partnership, Ligonier Township Recreation Board, Mountain Watershed Association, the Progress Fund, Stonycreek Quemahoning Initiative and Wharton Township.
The projects all require at least a one-to-one match, so the grants will leverage more than $100,000 in additional money. Projects were given priority if they were located in communities and parks along four focus landscapes - Laurel Ridge, Chestnut Ridge, the Stonycreek River/Johnstown area, and the Great Allegheny Passage rail trail.
Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Initiative