LA PLUME — Fire departments, schools, parks and townships are a few of the 35 Pennsylvania organizations that will receive $292,834 in funding this spring from Williams Atlantic Sunrise through its bi-annual community grant program. The total includes $36,000 that will be distributed to organizations in Wyoming County.
One of the recipients is Keystone College, which will use two grant awards totaling $17,500 toward scholarships and making improvements to a hiking trail on campus.
“Keystone College is extremely grateful to receive this William Atlantic Sunrise Community Grant,” Keystone College President David L. Coppola, Ph.D said in a press release. “The funding for scholarships will enable us to continue to educate our students and prepare them for valuable careers after earning their Keystone degree. This contribution will also enable us to install additional fencing along a section of the recently opened Trolley Trail hiking trail on campus. We extend our sincere thanks to Williams for being such a valued community partner.”
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. This announcement represents the sixth grant award cycle since the program was initiated in 2015. Since then, Williams has announced total awards of more than $2 million across the entire Atlantic Sunrise project area, including $209,550 in Wyoming County.
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 ($169,500), education ($59,000) and recreation or community enhancement projects ($64,334).
Grant applications can be completed online at www.williams.com/atlanticsunrise. Applications must be received by March 1 and Sept. 1.
Wyoming County Grant Award recipients:
· $8,500.00 to Factoryville Fire Company in Wyoming County, for communications radio and pager acquisition
· $7,500.00 to Keystone College in Wyoming County, for an Energy Industry Scholarship
· $10,000.00 to Keystone College in Wyoming County, for Keystone College Trolley Trail Connections
· $10,000.00 to Meshoppen Borough Police in Wyoming County, for police car equipment upgrade