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Coastal Zone Grant Application Period Opens for Federal Fiscal Year 2010 Grants

[39 Pa.B. 5087]
[Saturday, August 22, 2009]

   The Water Planning Office of the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) will be accepting applications beginning August 24, 2009, for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2010 Coastal Zone grants. Applications must be received by October 23, 2009. Applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements, (such as, be a political subdivision, an authority, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization or an educational institution) and must be located within the two defined Coastal Zone geographic areas of the State, the Delaware Estuary and Lake Erie Coastal Zones. Proposals must also support the Coastal Zone Program's mission to protect and enhance Pennsylvania's coastal resources.

   The Departments of Environmental Protection and Conservation and Natural Resources have launched an electronic grant application system, Environmental eGrants (''eGrants''), which standardizes the application process and provides an environmentally friendly way to submit a grant application through a secure internet connection.

   All applications for Coastal Zone Management Program grants must be submitted electronically through the eGrants system. To access an online application go to www.dcnr.state.pa.us/grants, register yourself as a user by clicking the Log In/Register link, click on Find a Grant to find this grant opportunity and then select the option to Apply for This Grant. eGrants will guide you through the process of starting your electronic grant application.

   Public informational sessions on the new electronic grants system will be held in both coastal zones. The first session will be held at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC), Room 108 in Erie on Thursday, September 3 at 1 p.m. The address is 301 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505. The second session will be held at the Philadelphia State Office Building, Betsy Ross Room 6069 on Tuesday, September 8 at 9:30 a.m. The address is 801 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. A demonstration of the system will be provided, followed by an opportunity for questions.

   To make an application or to obtain more information concerning Coastal Zone grants, visit the Department's web site at http://www.dep.state.pa.us (keyword ''Coastal Zone''), or contact the Department of Environmental Protection, Water Planning Office, 2nd Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063, (717) 772-4785 or fax (717) 783-4690.

JOHN HANGER,   
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-1567. Filed for public inspection August 21, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]



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