The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area is one of twelve supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and works to conserve the industrial heritage that defines southwestern Pennsylvania. Funding is provided via DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program and the Environmental Stewardship Fund to Rivers of Steel, which administers the Mini-Grant program.

Rivers of Steel Heritage Area’s Mini-Grant program is designed to fund projects that sustain Rivers of Steel’s sense of place through the preservation, interpretation, cultural, and recreational assets of the region’s industrial and cultural heritage.

Note the new criteria that have been added this year to encourage applications from black and minority-led organizations and organizations that primarily serve BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) audiences and communities.
Review the linked RFP and return completed applications no later than October 15, 2020, at 5:00 pm eastern time.  Applications must be submitted via email and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Please feel free to share the RFP with any organizations located within the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties).