Region Benefits from $381,000 in Community Grants

Funding for Emergency Responders, Education and Community Projects

Fire departments, schools, hospitals and townships are a few of the 57 Pennsylvania organizations that will receive more than $381,000 in funding this spring from Williams through its bi-annual community grant program.

One of the 57 recipients is the Lebanon County Firefighters Association in Lebanon, Pa., which plans to use its $7,500 grant for renovating a classroom to conduct firefighter training.

fire school“In Lebanon County, our students have been meeting in a space with no heat or air conditioning,” said Charles Killian, Lebanon County Firefighter’s Association.  “We would like to create a classroom environment that can provide a high level of training so that our firefighters are well equipped for dealing with local emergencies. This grant will be a tremendous benefit to us and we sincerely appreciate the support from Williams.”

Another recipient is the Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center in Factoryville, Pa., which is using its $10,000 grant to complete a playground renovation project.

“Williams’ support will be used to assist us with the Lackawanna Trail Playground Renovation, which includes the renovation of existing equipment as well as the installation of new fitness equipment that will enhance the playground,” said Brian Kelly, Elementary Principal. “It is a great project for us to make a positive impact in the youth in Factoryville. We sincerely appreciate this grant and the support of Williams in helping improve our community.”

Grants up to $10,000 per applicant are being awarded by Williams to eligible organizations in communities where the proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project would be constructed and operated. Today’s announcement represents the third grant award cycle since the program was initiated in 2015. Since then, Williams has announced total awards of more than $1.09 million across the entire Atlantic Sunrise project area.

Two cycles of Atlantic Sunrise grant awards are announced each year (spring and fall). This cycle’s grant dollars were dispersed in the following broad categories: emergency response ($224,800), education ($58,250) and recreation or community enhancement projects ($98,500).

Grant applications can be completed here. Applications must be received by March 1 and September 1.


Williams Grant Award Recipients (third cycle, spring 2016):Saxum_ASR_201604_GrantV1-02


  • $10,000.00 to City of Lock Haven, Lock Haven, PA, for Police Portable Radios


  • $5,000.00 to Catawissa Hose Co. #1 Fire Relief Association, Catawissa, PA, for TFT Hose Replacement
  • $5,000.00 to Southern Columbia Area School District, Catawissa, PA, for Digital Portable Radios
  • $5,000.00 to North Mountain Fire Co No 1, Benton, PA, for Emergency Scene Lighting
  • $5,000.00 to Orangeville Baseball Association, Orangeville, PA, for the Orangeville Building Restoration and Water/Sewer Project
  • $10,000.00 to Benton Volunteer Fire Company, Benton, PA, for Evacuation Shelter Roof Repair
  • $7,500.00 to Columbia County, Bloomsburg, PA, for Briar Creek Lake Recreational Area
  • $7,500.00 to Benton Band Boosters, Stillwater, PA, Spirit of Benton: Boosters for Marching Band Uniforms
  • $7,500.00 to Greenwood Township Police Department, Millville, PA, for Patrol Vehicle Purchase
  • $9,000.00 to Columbia-Montour SWAT, Bloomsburg, PA, to purchase Night Vision Optical Devices


  • $6,000.00 to Keystone College Environmental Education Institute, La Plume, PA, for the Keystone Honey Bee Farm and Teaching Apiary


  • $7,500.00 to Lancaster County Fire Police Association, Brownstown, PA, to purchase Detour Signs
  • $5,000.00 to Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, for Clubhouse Improvements
  • $5,000.00 to Washington Boro Society for Susquehanna River Heritage, Wash Boro, PA, for Native American Interpretative Artifact Display
  • $7,500.00 to American Red Cross of Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster, PA, in support of the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign
  • $7,500.00 to Lititz Fire Company No. 1, Lititz, PA, for Ladder Truck Repairs and Upgrades
  • $7,500.00 to Northwest Emergency Medical Services, Inc., Elizabethtown, PA, for Medical Equipment purchase
  • $7,500.00 to Robert Fulton Fire Company, Peach Bottom, PA, for RTV Upgrade/Trailer
  • $7,500.00 to Refton Community Fire Company, Refton, PA, for Equipment Purchase
  • $10,000.00 to Fulton Township, Peach Bottom, PA, for Road Sweeper Broom purchase


  • $7,000.00 to Quentin Volunteer Fire Company, Lebanon, PA, for air monitoring Upgrade
  • $8,500.00 to Boy Scouts of America – Pennsylvania Dutch Council, Jonestown, PA, to purchase AED’s for camps
  • $7,500.00 to Lebanon County Firefighter’s Association, Lebanon, PA, for Classroom Renovation
  • $10,000.00 to Lawn Volunteer Fire Company, Lawn, PA, for Replacement of Dated Gas Meters
  • $10,000.00 to Union Water Works Fire Co # 1, Annville, PA, for Protective Fire Clothing


  • $5,000.00 to Laflin Fire Department, Laflin, Pa, to purchase Jaws of Life Rescue Tool and Rescue Equipment
  • $5,000.00 to Lehman Jackson PTA, Lehman, PA, for the Playground Project
  • $8,500.00 to Lehman Township, Lehman, PA, for Winter Salt Storage Shed
  • $5,000.00 to Northmoreland Twp. Vol. Fire Co, Dallas, PA, for a Thermal Imager
  • $5,000.00 to West Hazleton Little League, West Hazleton, PA, for Improvements to Lower Fields
  • $7,500.00 to Back Mountain Regional Fire & EMS, Inc., Dallas, PA, for Installation of Emergency Radio Tower
  • $7,500.00 to White Haven Fire Co. #1, White Haven, PA, to purchase Utility Vehicle


  • $3,800.00 to Jersey Shore Hospital, Jersey Shore, PA, to Replace EMS Recorder in ED at JSH
  • $4,000.00 to DuBoistown Fire Department, DuBoistown, PA, for First Responder Safety
  • $5,000.00 to West Branch Arts Consortium, Loganton, PA, for the Letters Home Veterans Week Project
  • $7,500.00 to Ralston Volunteer Fire Company, Ralston, PA, for purchase of an ATV
  • $5,000.00 to Muncy Twp. Vol Fire Co, Pennsdale , PA, for Breathing Apparatus Purchase


  • $2,000.00 to Shamokin Coal Township Public Library, Shamokin, PA, for the Summer Reading Program
  • $5,000.00 to Anthracite Fire Company Association, Mount Carmel, PA, for a Fire Suppression Hose
  • $5,000.00 to Forest Hills Fire Company, Coal Township, PA, for Turnout Gear Replacement
  • $5,000.00 to Independence Fire Association, Shamokin, Pa., for Pager, Radio and Protective Gear
  • $5,000.00 to Mount Carmel Borough Police Department, Mount Carmel, PA, for Radio Interoperability


  • $1,000.00 to Pinegrove Historical Society, Pine Grove, PA, for the Swatara Furnace Preservation Project
  • $4,000.00 to Pine Grove Township Recreation Board, Pine Grove, PA, for Recreation Area Parking Improvement
  • $5,000.00 to Pine Grove Police Department, Pine Grove, PA, for Schuylkill County 911 Upgrade
  • $5,000.00 to Tremont Borough, Tremont, PA, for Swimming Pool Maintenance and Repair
  • $7,500.00 to Hegins Valley Fire-Rescue, Hegins, PA, for Auxiliary Generator
  • $8,500.00 to Hose Hook and Ladder Co. #1, Pine Grove, PA, for Portable Radio purchase
  • $10,000.00 to Donaldson Fire Company #1, Donaldson, PA, to purchase Radios


  • $10,000.00 to Brooklyn/Hop Bottom Athletic Assoc., Brooklyn, PA, for improvement to Brooklyn/Hop Bottom Athletic Field
  • $10,000.00 to Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Assn., Montrose, PA, for purchase of Scan Pro 3000 Micoform Scanner


  • $10,000.00 to Chamberlain Pond Dam Association, Mehoopany, PA, for Community Fire Protection Project
  • $10,000.00 to Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center, Factoryville, PA, for Fitness Cluster Project
  • $9,750.00 to Wyoming County Cultural Center Inc, Tunkhannock, PA, for Community Rain Garden
  • $7,500.00 to Nicholson Borough, Nicholson, PA, for Patrol Car Computers
  • $4,000.00 to Tunkhannock High School Gifted/Interact Club, Tunkhannock, PA, for the Care Closet
  • $3,000.00 to Tunkhannock High School, Tunkhannock, PA, for the Tigerhouse Greenhouse Project

About Atlantic Sunrise

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. Last spring the company filed an application for the project with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), proposing the place the project into service by the second half of 2017. 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.

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