$264,300 in Community Grants Benefit First Responders, Schools and Townships in Pennsylvania

A total of 41 Pennsylvania organizations will benefit this spring from $264,300 in funding from Williams through the company’s semiannual Atlantic Sunrise Community Grant program. Williams awarded up to $10,000 to eligible organizations in communities where the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project is currently being constructed.

One of the 41 recipients is the Borough of Montrose in Susquehanna County, which will use its $5,000 grant to make local park improvements.

“With Williams’ financial support we are going to be making much-needed improvements to Memorial Park,” said Councilman Craig Reimel. “These improvements will increase the park’s usability and ensure it remains a safe place for the entire community.”

Another recipient is the Shamokin Coal Township Public Library in Northumberland County, which will use a grant for $6,000 to support educational STEM programming.

“We plan to use the support from Williams’ community grant to help fund educational programs that will be held at the Shamokin Coal Township Public Library,” said Victoria Ryan, Shamokin Public Library Director

. “We are excited about this grant because we know our community will greatly benefit from the new educational programming.”

Today’s announcement represents the seventh grant award cycle. Williams has announced total awards to 309 organizations of more than $2.2 million across the Atlantic Sunrise project area since the program’s inception in 2015.

This spring’s grant dollars were dispersed in the following broad categories: emergency response ($107,000), education ($64,500) and recreation or community enhancement projects ($92,800).

Spring 2018 Grant Award Recipients:

Clinton County

  • $9,000 to the Pine Creek Township Police Department for the purchase of radio equipment.

Columbia County

  • $3,000 to the Benton Area School District to purchase Ipads for students.
  • $10,000 to the Children’s Museum to support STEM programs.
  • $10,000 to the Boy Scouts of America – Columbia-Montour Council for Trading Post store updates.
  • $10,000 to the Columbia County Covered Bridges Association for covered bridge painting.
  • $3,000 to the Sugarloaf Township EMA to purchase new equipment.
  • $4,300 to the Fishing Creek Sportsmen’s Association for deck replacement.

Lancaster County

  • $10,000 to Quarryville Fire Company Number One to purchase thermal imaging cameras.
  • $5,000 to the Manheim Community Library to support youth STEM and art education.
  • $10,000 to Martic Township to assist with paving the parking lot at Martic Park.
  • $10,000 to the Hempfield Fire Department to purchase equipment for emergency responders.
  • $6,500 to the Library System of Lancaster County to support Summer Reading Educational STEM Programs.
  • $6,000 to the Drumore Township Supervisors to support community park enhancements.
  • $7,500 to the Columbia Public Library Association to assist with computer upgrades.

Lebanon County

  • $10,000 to the Campbelltown Volunteer Fire Company to assist with the purchase of a UTV vehicle.
  • $6,000 to the Lebanon County Conservation District to support the Lebanon County Envirothon.
  • $1,500 to the Palmyra Youth Lacrosse Association to support youth lacrosse in Palmyra.
  • $7,500 to the Community Fire Company of Cornwall Borough to purchase hydraulic rescue tools.
  • $7,500 to the Visit Lebanon Valley DMO to create a guide to promote Lebanon County.

Luzerne County

  • $4,000 to WVIA Public Media to support educational programs.
  • $6,000 to Harveys Lake Borough to purchase new portable radios.
  • $10,000 to Wilkes University to support Women Empowered by Science program.

Lycoming County

  • $5,000 to the Lycoming County 4-H to support youth day camps and livestock kits.
  • $10,000 to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department to assist with purchasing a UTV vehicle.

Northumberland County

  • $7,500 to the Rescue Fire Company to purchase SCBA and masks with thermal imaging cameras.
  • $6,000 to the Shamokin Coal Township Public Library to support educational STEM programming.
  • $5,000 to the Boy Scouts of America Susquehanna Council to provide volunteer training.
  • $2,000 to the Shamokin Creek Restoration Alliance to support outdoor education.
  • $5,000 to the Ranshaw Civic Association to support rebuilding the picnic pavilion.

Schuylkill County

  • $8,500 to the Pottsville Area Little League for field upgrades
  • $5,000 to Minersville Fire Rescue for emergency equipment.
  • $5,000 to Liberty Fire Company No. 4 for turnout gear.
  • $10,000 to Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association for fire training facility upgrades.

Susquehanna County

  • $5,000 to the Borough of Montrose for park enhancements.
  • $5,000 to the United Fire Company of Montrose to purchase rescue equipment.
  • $5,000 to the Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania for trail improvements.

Wyoming County

  • $5,000 for Hunts for Healing to support injured veterans and first responders.
  • $9,000 for the Triton Hose Company of Tunkhannock No. 1 to purchase a thermal imaging camera.
  • $1,000 for Clinton Township to purchase a generator to maintain traffic controls.
  • $7,000 for Equines for Freedom to provide treatment to veterans with PTSD.
  • $1,500 for the Tunkhannock Area School District to support educational initiatives.

About Atlantic Sunrise

The Atlantic Sunrise project is an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline system in eastern Pennsylvania designed to transport enough natural gas to serve approximately 7 million homes. The design and construction of the project is projected to generate approximately $1.6 billion in positive economic impact, according to a study authored by researchers at Pennsylvania State University.

About Williams

Williams operates the Transco pipeline, which consists of more than 10,000 miles of pipe and provides about one-third of the natural gas consumed in Pennsylvania. Williams operates pipelines and related facilities which handle about 30% of the nation’s natural gas.