Watershed Restoration and Protection Program (WRPP)

Overview

Act 13 of 2012 establishes the Marcellus Legacy Fund and allocates funds to the Commonwealth Financing Authority for watershed restoration and protection projects. The overall goal of the Watershed Restoration and Protection Program (WRPP) is to restore, and maintain restored stream reaches impaired by the uncontrolled discharge of nonpoint source polluted runoff, and ultimately to remove these streams from the Department of Environmental Protection’s Impaired Waters list.

Uses

Projects which involve the construction, improvement, expansion, repair, maintenance or rehabilitation of new or existing watershed protection Best Management Practices (BMPs).

Funding

There is a maximum of $300,000 for any project. A 15% match of the total project cost is required.

Eligibility

  • Municipalities
  • Councils of Governments
  • Authorized Organization
  • Institution of Higher Education
  • Watershed Organization
  • For-Profit Businesses
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