The following is a blog post from Pipe Up – The Williams Blog.
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NY, PA communities benefitting from $50,000 in Constitution Pipeline community grants
POSTED ON BY STAFF REPORTS
Fire departments, schools and youth sports organizations are a few of the 14 recipients of more than $50,000 in funding from Constitution Pipeline’s community grant program, the company announced today.
Since its inception in 2012, more than $2 million has been awarded by the Constitution Pipeline Community Grant Program to 159 organizations to help fund noteworthy projects that directly benefit communities in the pipeline project area.
One of the most recent recipients is the Franklin Community Educational Foundation, which plans to use its $4,000 grant to purchase robotic kits for students. Another is the Village of Sidney Police Department, which will use its grant to purchase a covert video investigator kit to aid the department in its fight against crime.
“We’ve been very pleased with the response received from communities who have benefited over the years from the Constitution Pipeline community grant program,” said Matt Swift, Constitution Pipeline project manager. “It has been a great way for us to demonstrate, in a very tangible way, our desire to be a good neighbor and partner with so many worthwhile organizations to improve and strengthen the communities where we would operate.”
An advisory committee consisting of community leaders and company representatives helped determine which projects would receive funding and how the dollars would be distributed. Grants were awarded based on overall community need and merit of the proposal. Examples of eligible projects included emergency/first responder support, youth or senior services, education programs, assistance in the enrichment of wildlife habitat and promotion of environmental education.
8th Cycle Grant Recipients
- Village of Sidney Police Department, Delaware County, NY, for Covert Video Investigator Kit ($995)
- Otsego Northern Catskills Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Delaware County, NY, to Replace Outdated Equipment ($5,000)
- Franklin Community Educational Foundation, Delaware County, NY, for Robotic Kits for Students ($4,000)
- Truth Pharm, Broome County, NY, for Naloxone Kits for First Responders ($2,000)
- Windsor Youth Lacrosse, Broome County, NY, for Windsor Youth Lacrosse Support ($2,500)
- Deposit Community Center, Broome County, NY, for Playground Revitalization ($3,500)
- Unatego Youth Sports Association, Otsego County, NY, for Little League Field Renovation ($2,500)
- Wells Bridge Fire Department, Otsego County, NY, for the 2016 Egress Grant ($3,000)
- Bainbridge Community Foundation, Chenango County, NY, for Bainbridge Town Pool Slide Replacement ($3,000)
- Afton Driving Park & Agricultural Association, Inc., Chenango County, NY, for Dairy Barn Roof Replacement ($4,460)
- Niagara Engine Company No. 6, Schoharie County, NY, for Keeping Schoharie Afloat ($4,500)
- Schoharie County ARC Foundation, Inc., Schoharie County, NY, for Pave the Way ($5,000)
- Blue Ridge School District, Susquehanna County, PA, for Project Lead the Way (PLTW) STEM Initiative ($5,000)
- Northern Tier Industry & Education Consortium, Inc., Susquehanna County, PA, in support of Career Education ($5,000)
Constitution Pipeline Company
Constitution Pipeline Company, LLC is owned by subsidiaries of Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG), Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. (NYSE:PNY), and WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WGL). The 125-mile pipeline project is proposed to connect domestic natural gas production in northeastern Pennsylvania with northeastern markets during the second half of 2017. Additional information about the Constitution Pipeline can be found at www.constitutionpipeline.com.