Grants

Upcoming grant & award deadlines from PA Environment Digest: http://www.paenvironmentdigest.com/newsletter/default.asp?NewsletterArticleID=45853&SubjectID=

Grant Program Funder Area of Interest Eligible Regionsort ascending Eligible Applicants Award Amount Date Due
Resource Enhancement & Protection Program (REAP)

Through the Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Program, farmers, landowner, and businesses earn tax credits for implementing "Best Management Practices" (BMPs) that will enhance farm production and protect natural resources. Eligible project costs include project design, management, construction, equipment, and post-construction expenses. Eligible applicants receive between 50% to 75% of project cost in the form of State tax credits for up to $250,000 per operation in a 7-year time-frame. Farmers can work with a sponsor that will help to finance the BMP project. https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/StateConservationCommission/REAP/Pages/default.aspx

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Funder:
PA Department of Agriculture
Area of Interest:
Agriculture
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Farmers OR a sponsor
Award Amount:
Up to $250,000
Small Project Initiative (SPI)

The Small Project Initiative (SPI) is available statewide and is designed to efficiently support repairs, short-term construction for water, wastewater, non-point source and stormwater improvements.

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Funder:
PennVEST
Area of Interest:
Pathogens and Point Source
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Public or private entities involving an agriculture operation or serving communities less than 12,000 people (or 1,000 water hookups)
Award Amount:
Up to $500,000 low-interest loan funding
Rolling
Coldwater Heritage Partnership Grant Program

The Coldwater Heritage Partnership (CHP) provides two grant opportunities which help to protect and conserve the health of Pennsylvania’s cold-water ecosystems. 

Planning Grants – designed to help develop a conservation plan that identifies the threats to the health of local coldwater ecosystems that have naturally reproducing trout as well as the opportunities for habitat restoration and conservation within those watersheds. The information and analysis can be used as a catalyst for more comprehensive planning or for development of watershed improvement projects. Planning grants average around $5,000.

Implementation Grants – designed to provide funding for projects recommended in a completed conservation plan or other approved plan such as a Rivers Conservation Plan. Proposed projects must enhance, conserve or protect the coldwater stream for which the coldwater conservation plan or similar document was originally completed. Implementation grants average around $8,000.

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Funder:
PA Fish and Boat Commission
Area of Interest:
Engagement & Stewardship, Pathogens and Point Source, Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
non-profit organizations such as watershed groups, conservation districts, municipalities and local chapters of Trout Unlimited
Award Amount:
$5,000 or $8,000
02/15/2021
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), administered jointly with the PA Department of Environmental Protection, provides a resource for financing various public drinking water systems (including systems owned by for-profit entities and not-for-profit entities) for expenditures for projects which will facilitate compliance with national and state drinking water regulations or otherwise advance the health-protection objectives of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving funds are funded by federal capitalization grants and State matching funds. 

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Funder:
Pennvest, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Area of Interest:
Pathogens and Point Source
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Water Utilities (see link for more details)
Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Grants

The Department of Environmental Protection will be accepting applications for EPA Section 319 Watershed Restoration and Planning Grants starting June 24.  The deadline for applications is August 9, 2019. The Department is focusing these grants on projects that reduce nonpoint source pollution in targeted watersheds with WIPs, especially projects that reduce nitrogen, phosphorous and sediment pollution from agricultural and stormwater runoff, along with AMD-related pollution from iron, aluminum and acidity. The Department is particularly interested in projects that implement effective best management practices (BMP) that reduce or eliminate stream impairments within WIP areas, leading to local water quality improvements.

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Area of Interest:
Abandoned Mine Drainage, Agriculture, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
incorporated watershed associations, counties or municipalities; county conservation districts; and council of governments or other authorized organizations including nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and municipal authorities
8/9/2019
Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment Program (AMDATP)

The overall goal of the AMD Abatement and Treatment Program (AMDATP) is to restore and maintain restored stream reaches impaired by AMD and, ultimately, to remove these streams from the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP’s) Impaired Waters list. This may be accomplished by reclamation of abandoned mine lands to abate AMD and by treating AMD, either passively or actively. Another important goal of this program is to encourage the use of treated AMD for deep well hydrologic fracturing for oil and gas development.

The primary focus of these grants is abatement of AMD and/or treatment of AMD through treatment facility system construction. Grants may also be awarded for treatment system repair, upgrade or operation and maintenance of existing passive and active treatment systems. Priority will be given to projects that treat AMD for use in oil and gas drilling operations.

Rolling applications - Applications will be accepted between February 1st and May 31st of each year. All applications and required supplemental information must be received by May 31st.

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Funder:
PA Department of Community and Economic Development
Area of Interest:
Abandoned Mine Drainage
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Municipality, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organization, Institution of Higher Education, Watershed Organization, For-Profit Businesses
Award Amount:
Up to $100,000,000
05/30/2022
Clean Water State Revolving Fund

The PENNVEST Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program provides funding to projects throughout Pennsylvania for the construction and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities, stormwater management projects, nonpoint source pollution controls, and watershed and estuary management. 

This program offers low interest loans with flexible terms to assist a variety of borrowers that include local governments, municipalities, and privately owned entities and to establish partnerships to leverage other funding sources. 

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Funder:
PennVEST
Area of Interest:
Pathogens and Point Source, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
See link for more details
Award Amount:
Low interest loans
Rolling
Land Acquisition and Conservation

These projects involve the purchase and/or donation of land for park and recreation areas, greenways, critical habitat areas and/or open space.

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Funder:
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
Area of Interest:
Agriculture, Engagement & Stewardship, Recreation, Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Municipalities, municipal agencies, land trusts, 501(c)(3)s
4/22/2020 4:00PM
PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund

The Multimodal Transportation Fund stabilizes funding for ports and rail freight, increases aviation investments, establishes dedicated funding for bivyvle and pedestrian improvements, and allows targeted funding for priority investments in any mode. Eligible projects include trail, bike, and pedestrian safety. Projects should coordinate local land use with transportation assets to enhance existing communities.

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Funder:
PennDOT
Area of Interest:
Engagement & Stewardship, Recreation, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Municipalities, council of governments, business/non-profit organizations, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, public airports, airport authorities, and ports and rail entities
11-6-2020
PA DEP Environmental Education Grants

Administered through DEP, the funds are used for projects ranging from creative, hands-on lessons for students, teacher training programs, and outdoor learning resources to conservation education for adults. Projects may deliver both formal (K-12) and non-formal education programs targeting any audience, including, but not limited to, youth, teachers, municipal officials, farmers, developers, site designers, businesses, and homeowners or other community residents. Priorities include environmental justice, water, and climate change. There are 3 types of grants: (1) mini grants up to $3,000, (2) Level I General Grants up to $20,000 and (3) Level 2 General Grants up to $85,000. All General Grants require a 20% Match. https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/EnvironmentalEducation/Grants/Pages/defa...

 

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Funder:
PA DEP
Area of Interest:
Engagement & Stewardship
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Award Amount:
Up to $85,000
12-11-2020

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