Grants

The 2018 Grant Round is closed – Please check back in January of 2019 for a new opportunity to apply.

January 19, 2018

POWR announces 2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2018 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania Rivers. Sojourns must incorporate significant educational programming, and be open to all participants (i.e., private trips are not eligible). Applicants can request $900 per day for multi-day sojourns and $500 for a single-day sojourn.

Please download the following to apply: 2018 PA Sojourn Grant Application Instructions; 2018 PA Sojourn Grant Application and 2018 PA Sojourn Budget Form.

Applications are due February 26, 2018 by 5:00pm.

The PA Sojourn Program is a nationally unique program that distributes more than $40,000 in grants across the state to support local organizations and their sojourn events. Each year, between 10 and 15 paddling events are supported under this program, encompassing over 500 river miles, 50+ on-the-water days, offering more than 100 educational programs and engaging over 12,000 people.

POWR, an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, administers the Pennsylvania Sojourn program. POWR has been in place for over a decade and has sponsored trips on many of the Commonwealth’s rivers. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR) is the prime sponsor of the program.