PR: Mini-Grant Applications Now Available

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Jeff Leber, VP/COO
Rivers of Steel Heritage Area
412.464.4020, x 35
Image 1: Interpretive Signage;
Image 2: W. A. Young Foundry & Machine Shop [Click images for larger view]
HOMESTEAD, PA ( — Applications for the 2017 Mini-Grants are now available! Rivers of Steel’s Mini–Grant Program will assist heritage-related sites and organizations within our heritage area borders. The Mini-Grants may be used to develop new and innovative programs, partnerships, exhibits, tours, events, and other initiatives that are consistent with the regional themes and activities suggested in our Management and/or Journey Area Plans. We encourage mini-grant proposals that will:
  • Increase/enhance heritage tourism,
  • enhance preservation… especially visitor improvement projects,
  • involve stewardship of natural resources, and
  • encourage outdoor recreation.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2017
Grant Awards Announced: October 2017

Rivers of Steel Heritage Corp. works to conserve the Industrial Heritage that defines southwestern Pennsylvania. The Heritage Area’s mission is focused on the region’s natural, cultural, educational, recreational and industrial resources as key components for preserving the heritage, sense of place, and economic vibrancy of the region’s citizens and communities.

Non-profit organizations with a tax-exempt status 501(c) 3, municipalities, counties, and educational institutions are all eligible for the Mini-Grant Program. All projects must be within Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Washington or Westmoreland County and have a significant connection to the mission of Rivers of Steel. Grant requests for a minimum of$2,500 up to a maximum of $20,000 will be considered. Applicants must match (at a 1:1 ratio) these grant funds with additional funding and/or pre-approved eligible non-cash (in-kind/volunteer) services.



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