HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is excited to announce the availability of Erie Access Improvement Program funding. This grant program supports projects that provide public fishing access or protect or improve fish habitat on or at Lake Erie, Presque Isle Bay and their tributaries, including waters that flow into those tributaries. Municipal and county governments, and nonprofit groups (501c3), including land trusts, conservancies, and watershed associations are encouraged to apply.
Applicants may seek grants for site acquisition, access development, expansion, and rehabilitation, and other types of projects that benefit recreational fishing and public fishing access on Lake Erie or its tributaries. Rehabilitation of existing access sites such as construction of access roads and parking lots or bringing facilities into ADA compliance are also eligible for funding. Additionally, habitat projects, fisheries research, and fish cleaning stations may receive monies. Funding requests require a 50% match.
The deadline for applications is December 30, 2021.
For more information about the Erie Access Improvement Program and application form, visit the PFBC’s web site at https://www.fishandboat.com/