ELK COUNTY--Local organizations and municipalities are encouraged to file applications for the Fall 2022 Act 13 funding cycle with the Elk County Commissioners by August 31 The Commissioners established this grant program through the Act 13 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee in 2013 for project activities within Elk County.
Act 13 provides for the imposition of an unconventional gas well fee (also called an impact fee) and distribution of those funds to local and state governments. Act 13 also contains provisions regarding how the impact fee may be spent. A significant portion of the funds collected are distributed directly to local governments to cover the drilling's regional impacts. Also, several state agencies receive funding to be used for a variety of other purposes.