The Lycoming County commissioners on Thursday will consider an agreement that will allow the county to receive a portion of the funding needed for stream bank stabilization projects.
The agreement, which is with the state Department of Environmental Protection, will provide about $165,000 for the projects, Mark Davidson, county Conservation District manager, said Tuesday.
Similar agreements with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service are pending and could provide about $800,000 for the project, Davidson said.
The funding potentially will fund up to 16 stabilization projects, depending on how much the projects end up costing, Davidson said.
"The bids (for the projects) determine how far the funding can go," he said.
Each site has been rated and prioritized by the USDA, Davidson said.
The top-rated sites will be funded first, he said.
In other business, the commissioners will consider an agreement with the USDA that will provide about $50,000 to fund a technician who will work out of the Natural Resources Conservation Service and focus on work associated with the Chesapeake Bay cleanup initiative.
The commissioners will consider a grant award that will provide interview skill training for the county's juvenile and adult probation departments.
The training will allow probation staff to better manage their clients, according to Peter Purcaro, county director of court services.
The commissioners will consider an application to the First Community Foundation of Pennsylvania for funding to upgrade security at the county Courthouse.
The application seeks about $32,000, Purcaro said.