Application deadline approaching for Pennsylvania community grants

Pennsylvania organizations that support emergency services, environmental preservation, youth and senior services are eligible for funding provided by the Atlantic Sunrise Community Grant Program. Established in 2015, the program is intended to benefit community organizations in areas affected by Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project.

The fourth cycle online application deadline is March 1, 2017. For complete guidelines and to fill out an online application, click here.

Grants up to $10,000 per applicant are being awarded to eligible organizations to fund projects that benefit local communities or the environment.  Last fall, Williams distributed more than $350,000 to 40 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 fifth cycle of grant awards will be announced this spring. Applications must be received by March 1 and September 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.