Williams Announces Latest Recipients of Community Grants


Williams today announced the recipients of the second cycle of the Atlantic Sunrise Community Grant Program, awarding more than $365,000 to 42 organizations that reside in, and/or provide services to communities where the proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project would be constructed and operated.

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.

Earlier this year, Williams distributed more than $350,000 to 49 organizations during the grant program’s inaugural cycle. Today’s announcement brings the total awards announced during 2015 to more than $725,000.

One of the 42 recipients is the Clinton County Department of Emergency Services, which plans to use their $10,000 grant to aid in the purchase of much-needed equipment.

“This grant will be used to purchase much-needed equipment for our newly acquired foam trailer, as well as to purchase vital protective gear to help keep our crew safe,” said Robert Moore, Training Coordinator, Clinton County Department of Emergency Services. “We sincerely appreciate this grant and the support Williams is providing to the community.”

Another recipient is the Library System of Lancaster County, which is using its $9,612 grant to help students participate in environmental educational programs at local libraries.

“The summer reading program plays an integral role in bolstering literacy and supplementing academic learning for over 20,000 Lancaster County youth,” said Brandon Danz, President, Board of Directors, Library System of Lancaster County. “With this grant, the Library System of Lancaster County will expand the program to include new topics such as environmental education.”

The Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy in Columbia County is using its $10,000 grant award to help improve stream water quality.

“We are very grateful for this grant, which will aid in the installation of fencing and crossings to help keep livestock out of the stream and away from the stream banks in an effort to improve stream water quality,” said Renee Carey, Executive Director, Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy.

Two cycles of Atlantic Sunrise grant awards are announced each year. The next cycle of grant awards will be announced next spring.

Atlantic Sunrise Project Director Chris Springer says that Williams received nearly 150 grant applications during the second cycle from many deserving organizations.

“We have been very pleased with the response we’ve received from communities who have benefited from the Atlantic Sunrise community grant program,” said Springer. “We are excited to be able to help support so many deserving organizations, especially during this time of year when budgets are tight and fundraising needs are even more magnified.”

Second cycle grant dollars were dispersed in the following broad categories: emergency response ($214,963), education ($59,747), environmental initiatives ($19,500), and recreation or community enhancement projects ($71,042).


Second Cycle Award Recipients

  • Clinton County Department of Emergency Services – Emergency Response Team (Clinton, Pa) –Emergency Equipment. Grant Award: $10,000
  • Citizens Hose Company #5 (Clinton, Pa) – Three Fire Department Appliances for Water Delivery. Grant Award: $6,758
  • City of Lock Haven (Clinton, Pa) – In-Car Video Camera System Project. Grant Award: $5,000
  • Hemlock Township Fireman’s Relief (Columbia, Pa) – Firefighter Turnout Gear. Grant Award: $10,000
  • Locust Township Police Department (Columbia, Pa) – Digital Mobile Radios. Grant Award: $10,000
  • Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy (Columbia, Pa) – Columbia County Stream Crossings. Grant Award: $10,000
  • Bloomsburg University Foundation, Inc. (Columbia, Pa) – Professional U Program Support. Grant Award: $10,000
  • Hemlock Township Police Department (Columbia, Pa) – Radio/video Equipment Upgrade. Grant Award: $9,963
  • L.R. Appleman Elementary School (Columbia, Pa) – Technology in the Classroom. Grant Award: $9,802
  • Columbia County Sheriff’s Office (Columbia, Pa) – Digital Portable Radios. Grant Award: $9,558
  • Millville Community Fire Company (Columbia, Pa) – Turn Out Gear. Grant Award: $8,750
  • Cleveland Township Board of Supervisors (Columbia, Pa) – Temporary Power Transfer Switch. Grant Award: $5,600
  • Montour Township Fire Company (Columbia, Pa) – Backup Generator. Grant Award: $5,000
  • Mifflin Township Forest Rangers & Fire Co (Columbia, Pa) – Brush/Utility Apparatus Modifications. Grant Award: $3,800
  • Catawissa Hose Co. #1 (Columbia, Pa) – Energy Efficient Lighting Upgrade. Grant Award: $ 2,755
  • Keystone Wildfire Crew, Inc. (Lancaster, Pa) – Radio Communications. Grant Award: $10,000
  • La Academia: The Partnership Charter School (Lancaster, Pa) – Science Lab. Grant Award: $10,000
  • Northwest Lancaster County Regional Police Department (Lancaster, Pa) – Training/Emergency Preparedness Room. Grant Award: $10,000
  • Penn Manor Education Foundation (Lancaster, Pa) – Microscopes for Science Education and Exploration. Grant Award: $9,945
  • Library System of Lancaster County (Lancaster, Pa) – Summer Reading Educational Environmental Programs. Grant Award: $9,612
  • Conservation Foundation of Lancaster County (Lancaster, Pa) – Environmental Literacy Project. Grant Award: $9,500
  • Quarryville Fire Company (Lancaster , Pa) – Fire/Police Communications Grant Award: $10,000
  • Mt. Gretna Community Volunteer Fire Company (Lebanon, Pa) – Replace Out-dated Gas Meters. Grant Award: $ 7,000
  • Lehman Township (Luzerne, Pa) – EMA & Police Protective Gear. Grant Award: $10,000
  • Ross Township (Luzerne, Pa) – Township Building Emergency Generator. Grant Award: $9,730
  • Shavertown Volunteer Fire Department (Luzerne, Pa) – Firefighter/Public Safety. Grant Award: $8,390
  • Unityville Vol. Fire Co (Lycoming, Pa) – Thermal Imager. Grant Award: $10,000
  • Lairsdville Community Volunteer Fire Company and Ambulance (Lycoming, Pa) – Ambulance Purchase and Lettering. Grant Award: $ 10,000
  • Franklin Township Board of Supervisors (Lycoming, Pa) – German Road Cemetery Cleanup Project. Grant Award: $1,100
  • Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (Lycoming, Pa) – Alabaster Coffee at Williamsport Area High School. Grant Award: $ 10,000
  • Milton Public Library (Northumberland, Pa) – Rose Hill Carriage House Renovation. Grant Award: $10,000
  • Ralpho Township (Northumberland, Pa) – Gymnasium Floor Upgrade Grant Award: $10,000
  • The Friendship Fire and Hose Company #1 (Northumberland, Pa) – Protective Gear. Grant Award: $10,000
  • Kulpmont Borough (Northumberland, Pa) – Storm-water Drain Repair. Grant Award: $10,000
  • Upper Augusta Vol. Fire Company (Northumberland, Pa) – Essential Equipment /Fire Hose. Grant Award: $7,989
  • Ravine Fire Company No 1 (Schuylkill, Pa) – Emergency Back-up Generator Installation. Grant Award: $10,000
  • Tremont Baseball Incorporates (Schuylkill, Pa) – Scoreboard, Batting Cage and Tractor Replacement. Grant Award: $10,000
  • Tri-Valley School District (Schuylkill, Pa) – CNC Plasma Cutting System. Grant Award: $10,000
  • Harford Lenox Baseball Association (Susquehanna, Pa) – Field Restoration and Improvement. Grant Award: $5,000
  • Tunkhannock Community Ambulance Assoc., Inc. (Wyoming, Pa) – Rescue Bunker Gear. Grant Award: $10,000
  • F.W.M. Volunteer Fire Company (Wyoming, Pa) – Replace Fire Company Tanker. Grant Award: $10,000
  • Wyoming County Historical Society (Wyoming, Pa) – Reader/Printer Scanner. Grant Award: $10,000

Grant applications can be completed here. Applications must be submitted by March 1 and Sept. 1.