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Conservation grants available to municipalities, nonprofits, land trusts, others
Municipalities, nonprofits, land trusts and other eligible organizations can apply now for state recreation and conservation grants through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The Community Conservation Partnerships Program provides financial and technical assistance for the planning, acquisition and development of park, recreation and conservation and greenway projects. Projects include: Community parks major renovation and rehabilitation, land conservation, rivers implementation, trail projects, education and training. The Bureau of Recreation and Conservation staff is available to assist and webinars and workshops are available: http://events.dcnr.pa.gov
Grant applications will be accepted through April 16, 2015. Learn more here
Changes to the Notary Public Law
Under a new state law, Notary Public applications no longer require a senator’s endorsement. With this change, the Department of State is now accepting online applications. The online system will allow both new notary public applicants and those applying for reappointment to securely submit their application. You can visit the Department of State’s website here.
Scholarship opportunities for Schuylkill County students
The South Schuylkill Garden Club is offering scholarships to any Schuylkill County high school senior with plans to attend an institution of higher learning within the following fields of study: horticulture, floriculture, landscape architecture, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, land-use planning, land management and allied fields. The deadline for submitting applications is March 31, 2015. Applications can be obtained by contacting “Porcupine Pat” McKinney at 570-622-4124 ext. 113 or email@example.com.
Displaced worker assistance
The Small Business Development Center at the University of Scranton is reaching out to individuals who have been displaced due to cuts in the U.S. Department of Defense contracts. Training and consulting are available at no cost. For more information please contact Vince Rocco, Small Business Development Center Business Consultant at 570-941-4149 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job openings and contract opportunities available at Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution
At the request of the Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation, I wanted to forward the following information along to you:
The Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) on Interstate 81 at the Minersville exit has career opportunities available in the following areas: Correctional officer, clinical nurse (registered nurse), physician assistant, clinical psychologist, medical officer, and more. To apply and to see a complete list of vacancies, please visit www.usajobs.gov.
The starting salary for a correctional officer is approximately $40,000 with full federal benefits.
Additional information regarding the Bureau of Prisons, benefits, training, and application and interview procedures can be found here.
For additional information, please contact the FCI Schuylkill Human Resource staff:
Tammy Cressinger at 570-544-7115
Contract bidding opportunities are posted to www.fedbizops.gov for non-personal services, projects over $30,000 and quarterly food bids. For further information, please contact Lori Rarig, Supervisory Contract Specialist at 570-544-7311.