Atlantic Sunrise Community Grant Program applications due Sept. 1

For Dallas Post | August 16th, 2016 6:30 pm

TUNKHANNOCK — Organizations that support emergency services, environmental preservation, youth and senior services are just a few of those eligible for funding provided by the Atlantic Sunrise Community Grant Program. The fourth cycle online application deadline is Sept. 1.

Grants up to $10,000 per applicant are being awarded to eligible organizations to fund projects that provide benefit to local communities or the environment. Last spring, Williams distributed more than $381,000 to 57 organizations that reside in, and/or provide services to communities where the proposed Atlantic Sunrise project would be constructed and operated.

Two cycles of grant awards are announced each year. The fourth cycle of grant awards will be announced this fall. Grant applications can be completed online at Applications must be received by March 1 and Sept. 1.

The Atlantic Sunrise project is a proposed expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline system in eastern Pennsylvania, designed to transport enough natural gas to serve approximately 7 million homes.

Third cycle award totals by county from last spring are as follows.

Clinton: $10,000

Columbia: $81,500

Lackawanna: $6,000

Lancaster: $65,000

Lebanon: $43,000

Luzerne: $43,500

Lycoming: $25,300

Northumberland: $22,000

Schuylkill: $41,000

Susquehanna: $20,000

Wyoming: $44,250

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Information provided by Williams.