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 Region Eligible Applicantssort ascending Award Amount Date Due
2020 September Trails Celebration Mini Grant Program

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) are pleased to offer mini-grants of up to $500 to help community organizations and trail groups celebrate PA Trails Month, September 2020. Includes supplies, shuttle or bike services, and other event costs.

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Funder:
PA Environmental Council & PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resoruces
Area of Interest:
Engagement & Stewardship, Recreation
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Non-profit organizations, municipalities, counties, and educational institutions
Award Amount:
$500
7-10-2020
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
Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Grants

Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Grants allow nonprofits, local governments, and other organizations to recruit, train, and place unemployed and under-employed residents of areas affected by the presence of brownfields. Through the EWDJT Program, graduates develop the skills needed to secure full-time, sustainable employment in various aspects of hazardous and solid waste management and within the larger environmental field, including sustainable cleanup and reuse, water quality improvement, chemical safety, and emergency response. 

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Funder:
U.S. EPA
Area of Interest:
Abandoned Mine Drainage, Agriculture, Engagement & Stewardship, Pathogens and Point Source, Recreation, Stormwater, Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
USA
Eligible Applicants:
Non-profit organizations, local governments
Award Amount:
Up to $200,000
9-22-2020
Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant

The goal of the HWC Grant Program is to “accelerate strategic protection of healthy, freshwater ecosystems and their watersheds”, with primary focus on prevention of land deterioration by protecting healthy watersheds that already have many of their services and systems intact.

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Funder:
U.S. Endowment of Forestry and Communities, U.S. Environmental Protection, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Area of Interest:
Engagement & Stewardship, Pathogens and Point Source, Recreation, Stormwater, Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
United States and U.S. Territories
Eligible Applicants:
Non-profit Organizations, For-profit Companies, Tribes, Intertribal Consortia, Interstates, States, Local Government Agencies (including water utilities and wastewater facilities), Colleges and Universities
Award Amount:
$50,000-$250,000
Typically the beginning of February. No 2020 funding is currently available.
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
TreeVitalize Grants Program

TreePennsylvania, an independent non-profit agency, currently manages the statewide TreeVitalize grant program. Funding is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to promote and develop sustainable urban forestry programs within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Projects include:

  • Community Forestry Management Grants
  • Tree Planting Grants
  • Urban Riparian Buffer Grants
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Funder:
PA DCNR
Area of Interest:
Agriculture, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Non-profit 501(c) Organizations, Municipalities, Schools, Scouting Groups, and Community Organizations
Award Amount:
Up to $20,000
6/1/2021
Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program

The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community stewarship to preserve local natural resources by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds, and the species and habitats they support. The program focuses on the stewardship and restoration of coastal, wetland and riparian ecosystems across the country.

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Funder:
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Area of Interest:
Agriculture, Engagement & Stewardship, Recreation, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
United States
Eligible Applicants:
Non-profit 501(c) Organizations, Local Governments, Municipal Governments, Indian Tribes, and Educational Institutions
Award Amount:
$20,000-$50,000
1/30/2020
Pennsylvania River Sojourn Mini-Grant Program

The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) offers grants on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania Rivers. Events must incorporate significant educational programming, and be open to all participants (i.e., private trips are not eligible). 

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers
Area of Interest:
Engagement & Stewardship, Recreation
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Non-profit 501(c) Organizations
Award Amount:
$500-$900/day
3/4/2020
Conservation Outreach: Racial Equity and Justice Conservation Cooperative Agreements

The Office of Outreach and Partnerships Division (OPD) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides leadership and funding to ensure that all programs and services are made accessible to all NRCS customers, fairly and equitably, with emphasis on reaching the underserved and socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers and landowners. In this Request for Applications (RFA), NRCS requests applications for four OPD priority areas through the Racial Equity and Justice Conservation Cooperative Agreements. The goal of this outreach is for NRCS in collaboration with partners to expand the delivery of conservation assistance to historically underserved farmers and ranchers, including socially disadvantaged, limited resource, beginning, tribal and veteran. Proposals should support activities that introduce the concepts of climate-smart agriculture and to assist producers with planning and implementation of conservation practices and principles.

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Funder:
USDA
Area of Interest:
Agriculture
Eligible Region:
United States
Eligible Applicants:
Native American tribal governments and organizations, Nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organizations, private and public institutions of higher education, individuals
Award Amount:
$100,000 - $1,000,000
10-25-2021
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

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