Grants

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

Grant Programsort descending Funder Area of Interest Eligible Region Eligible Applicants Award Amount Date Due
Resilient Communitities

Wells Fargo and NFWF have partnered to create the Resilient Communities program. Through improvements to natural features and enhanced community capacity, the program will help communities prepare for future impacts associated with sea level rise, sustain appropriate water quantity and quality and enhance forest conservation. By taking advantage of natural features like wetlands, resilient shorelines, urban tree canopies, natural forests and healthy upstream watersheds, communities can accrue quality of life benefits today, enhance fish and wildlife resources and help prepare for foreseeable resilience challenges. 

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Funder:
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Area of Interest:
Engagement & Stewardship, Stormwater, Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
United States
Eligible Applicants:
Non-profit 501(c) organizations, local governments, Indian tribes
Award Amount:
$100,000 to $500,000
2/18/2019 by 11:59PM EST (Pre-proposals)
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
Riparian Forest Buffer Program

The DCNR Riparian Forest Buffer Program provides financial assistance to identify locations in need of riparian forest buffers and to design, establish, and provide short-term maintenance for those buffers.

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
Area of Interest:
Abandoned Mine Drainage, Agriculture, Engagement & Stewardship, Stormwater, Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Local Governments, Educational Organizations, Non-profit Organizations
Award Amount:
Minimum grant award of $50,000. 50/50 match required.
4/22/2019 4:00PM
Schuylkill Highlands Mini Grant Program

The Schuylkill Highlands Mini-Grant Program is a reimbursement grant program funded by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and administered by Natural Lands. This grant program provides small grants up to $25,000.00 for projects in Berks County, major portions of Chester, Montgomery, and Bucks, and to a lesser extent Lancaster and Lebanon Counties, that support the goals and objectives of the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape. The two major priorities of this grant are:

  • Natural Resource-Based Conservation
  • Nature-Based Tourism
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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Area of Interest:
Agriculture, Engagement & Stewardship, Recreation, Stormwater, Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape (click grant link for more details)
Eligible Applicants:
Municipalities, non-profits, watershed associations, and registered friends groups with a 501(c)(3) status
Award Amount:
Up to $25,000
5-15-2020
Schuylkill River Restoration Fund

The Schuylkill River Restoration Fund provides grants to government agencies and non-profit organizations for projects that improve the quality of water in the watershed. The grants focus on three major sources of pollution: stormwater run-off, agricultural pollution and abandoned mine drainage. This program also offers administrative assistance grants for land transaction and open space preservation projects.

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Funder:
Schuylkill River Greenways
Area of Interest:
Abandoned Mine Drainage, Agriculture, Stormwater, Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
Schuylkill River Watershed
Eligible Applicants:
Government Agencies, Non-profit Organizations
Award Amount:
Up to $100,000
4-13-2020 (Letter of Intent)
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
Sewage Facilities Program

Act 13 of 2012 establishes the Marcellus Legacy Fund and allocates funds to the Commonwealth Financing Authority (the “Authority”) for statewide initiatives for complying with the Act of January 24, 1966 (1965 P. L. 1535, No. 537), known as the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act. Grants up to $100,000 will be awarded for costs associated with the planning work required under 537.

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Funder:
PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED)
Area of Interest:
Pathogens and Point Source
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Municipalities, Government Councils, Authorized Organizations, Higher Education Institutions, Watershed Organizations, For-Profit Businesses
Award Amount:
Up to $100,000. A 50% match of the total project cost is required.
2/1 through 5/31 annually
Small Business Advantage Grant

The Small Business Advantage Grant provides 50% matching grants up to $7,000 to enable Pennsylvania small businesses to invest in pollution prevention measures, install energy efficiency equipment, and/or implement natural resource protection projects, thus helping small businesses/farms operate more efficiently and save money while simultaneously improving Pennsylvania's environment. 

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Area of Interest:
Abandoned Mine Drainage, Agriculture, Engagement & Stewardship, Pathogens and Point Source, Recreation, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
For-profit business with 100 or fewer full-time employees
Award Amount:
Up to $7,000
4-21-21
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
Southeast PA TreeVitalize Watersheds Program

Since 2005, TreeVitalize Watersheds has focused on planting trees along stream corridors, adjacent upland areas and “naturalized” stormwater basins in the five-county region of southeastern Pennsylvania. 

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Funder:
PA DEP and Aqua PA
Area of Interest:
Agriculture, Engagement & Stewardship, Stormwater, Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties
Eligible Applicants:
non-profit organizations, municipalities and others (must be a certified Tree Tender)
Award Amount:
No min or max
11-2020

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