The SMP is an alliance of citizens, businesses, non‐profits, economic development organizations, academic institutions, and local, county, state, and federal government agencies and officials working together on the vision of a future landscape of conserved resources and vibrant communities sharing a common sense of place and collaborating on well-planned growth and sustainable economic development in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and York counties.
We collaborated with you (our partners) to request that each of our region’s counties allocate American Rescue Plan funds for conservation and recreation. We have drafted a letter showing our support and were so pleased to have 40 partners sign-on from all across our region! This letter will now be sent to the four counties.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY is polling residents on how best to use these funds. Fill out the survey below to share your thoughts! (respond by Feb 22)
Learn more about this program and funding opportunity below:
Using the American Rescue Plan Funds for Conservation
Conservation qualifies for American Rescue Plan Funds and we must act now to secure these funds for conservation.
Webinars on ARP Funds:
- Understanding Funding Opportunities Through the American Rescue Plan by WeConservePA
- This 75-minute session examines the various components of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), including allocation mechanisms, grant funding opportunities, application criteria, and more. Join us as we welcome program specialists at the county, state, and federal levels to navigate through these new funding sources. Explore how Pennsylvania can potentially tap ARP funds to advance conservation and outdoor recreation efforts.
- DCED Webinar on ARPA funds