Monday, April 30, 2018

Williams Awards Grants to Schuylkill County Community Organizations

Grants where awarded to Schuylkill County community organizations by the Williams Company.

A total of 41 Pennsylvania organizations will benefit this spring from $264,300 in funding from Williams through the company’s semiannual Atlantic Sunrise Community Grant program. Williams awarded up to $10,000 to eligible organizations in communities where the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project is currently being constructed.

The Atlantic Sunrise project is an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline system in eastern Pennsylvania designed to transport enough natural gas to serve approximately 7 million homes. The design and construction of the project is projected to generate approximately $1.6 billion in positive economic impact, according to a study authored by researchers at Pennsylvania State University.

Sunday’s announcement represents the seventh grant award cycle. Williams has announced total awards to 309 organizations of more than $2.2 million across the Atlantic Sunrise project area since the program’s inception in 2015.

This spring’s grant dollars were dispersed in the following broad categories: emergency response ($107,000), education ($64,500) and recreation or community enhancement projects ($92,800).

Spring 2018 Grant Award Recipients in Schuylkill County:
- $8,500 to the Pottsville Area Little League for field upgrades
- $5,000 to Minersville Fire Rescue for emergency equipment.
- $5,000 to Liberty Fire Company No. 4 for turnout gear.
- 0,000 to Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association for fire training facility upgrades.

Grant applications can be completed online at Applications must be received by Sept. 1.

Williams operates the Transco pipeline, which consists of more than 10,000 miles of pipe and provides about one-third of the natural gas consumed in Pennsylvania. Williams operates pipelines and related facilities which handle about 30% of the nation’s natural gas.