Over $5M in Grants Awarded to Chester County Municipalities, Organizations

Barn and House in the West Vincent Highlands Historic District,

Several Chester County municipalities and organizations have been awarded a total of $5,065,700 in grants for recreation, conservation, and community revitalization projects, according to a report from the Chester County Planning Commission.

The Community Conservation Partnerships Program awards are given out by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

The highest grants of $1 million each were awarded to Natural Lands and the Conservation Fund for the purchase of land in Chester County that will be added to area’s preserved spaces.

Natural Lands is looking to acquire 442 acres along Saint Matthews Road in West Vincent and West Pikeland while the Conservation Fund wants to buy 982.6 acres along Springlawn Road in Elk, Franklin, and New London.

Other land preservation grants included $600,000 to the Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for a 182-acre parcel in Elk and $199,000 for a 23-acre parcel in London Britain. Meanwhile, both the Chester Valley Trail project in West Whiteland and Milltown Dam Park received $500,000 each in development funding.

For the full list of grant recipients, click here.

Read more about the grants from the Chester County Planning Commission here.