Little League, fire company get community grants

LOCK HAVEN — Fire departments, schools, parks and townships are a few of the 44 Pennsylvania organizations that will receive $326,800 in funding this spring from Williams through its bi-annual community grant program. The total includes $19,250 that will be distributed to organizations in Clinton County.

One of the 44 recipients is the Lock Haven/Flemington Little League, which plans to use its $10,000 grant to purchase defibrillators. The other is the Nittany Volunteer Fire Company, which will use a $9,250 grant award to upgrade a hose.

“The Lock Haven/Flemington Little League along with Keystone Little League will use these dollars to purchase Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) and place them at each little league field concession stand,” said Eric Brungard, President of the Lock Haven/ Flemington Little League.

“Having these life savings devices on site at all baseball fields is something these Little Leagues have wanted for a long time. On behalf of all of us associated with local Little League baseball, we would like to thank Williams for their generosity and continued community support.”

Grants up to $10,000 per applicant are being awarded by Williams to eligible organizations in communities where the proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project would be constructed and operated.

Today’s announcement represents the fifth grant award cycle since the program was initiated in 2015. Since then, Williams has announced total awards of more than $1.79 million across the entire Atlantic Sunrise project area, including $83,008 in Clinton County.

Two cycles of Atlantic Sunrise grant awards are announced each year (spring and fall). This cycle’s grant dollars were dispersed in the following broad categories: emergency response ($151,200), education ($55,600) and recreation or community enhancement projects ($120,000).

Grant applications can be completed online at Applications must be received by March 1 and September 1.