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The Dirt and Gravel Roads Program
The Pennsylvania Dirt and Gravel Road Maintenance Program provides training and funding to local road owning entities to mitigate sediment pollution to streams originating from dirt and gravel roads. The program is administered through county conservation districts and local Quality Assurance Boards.

The Dirt and Gravel Road Program was created in 1997 and received its first funding allocation in the fall of 1998. The foundation of the program lies in its administrative simplicity and common sense approach to road maintenance. To date, over $21 Million have been distributed to local road-owning entities for road improvements.

To be eligible to apply for funding, an official from a municipality must have attended a free 2-day training on environmentally sensitive maintenance (ESM) for unpaved roads within the past 5 years. This training attempts to explain some basic environmental principles and introduces some new techniques and ideas in unpaved road maintenance.

See the Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies web-site for more information.