Potomac Highlands Restoration – Grant Program

American Rivers – EPA Potomac Highlands Implementation Grant Program

Potomac Highlands (photo by Meghan Morgavan)

The Potomac Highlands region hosts some of most diverse and globally important resources on Earth, supporting more than 116 different fish species. But rivers and streams in the Highlands suffer from a long history of logging, mining, and dam construction. Between 2011 and 2015, American Rivers and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided $1.67 million in funding through the Potomac Highlands Implementation Grant Program (PHIGP) to assist communities in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia in addressing these problems.

Funds awarded through the PHIGP focused on projects that foster local, innovative solutions to improve the natural resources and socio-economic conditions in the Potomac Highlands. These grants ranged from $150,000-$300,000. Learn more about projects benefiting from this program here.

An overview of this grant program and associated projects can be found in our report, EPA Potomac Highlands Implementation Grants: Helping Lands, Rivers, and Communities of the Potomac Highlands.

Applications are not currently being accepted for funding.