Grants

Grant Program Funder Area of Interest Eligible Region Eligible Applicants Award Amount Date Duesort descending
Community Recreation and Conservation Planning

Planning projects "lay the groundwork" for future land acquisition, development and/or management of parks, recreational facilities, critical habitat, open space, natural areas, greenways, and river/watershed corridors.

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Area of Interest:
Education and Outreach, Recreation, Stormwater, Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Municipalities, municipal agencies, pre-qualified land trusts and appropriate/authorized organizations
Award Amount:
No Min or Max Amount
April 10, 2019
Delaware River Restoration Fund

The Delaware River Restoration Fund is dedicated to restoring the water quality and habitats of the Delaware River and its tributaries. 

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Funder:
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Area of Interest:
Agriculture, Education and Outreach, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
Delaware River Watershed
Eligible Applicants:
Non-profit 501(c) Organizations, Local Governments, Municipal Governments, Indian Tribes, and Educational Institutions
Award Amount:
$50,000-$500,000
April 12, 2018
Partnership Grants

Partnership Grants are reserved for agricultural service providers--extension staff, nonprofits, consultants, state departments of agriculture, and others working in the agricultural community--who want to conduct on-farm demonstrations, research, marketing, and other projects with farmers as active cooperators.

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Funder:
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
Area of Interest:
Agriculture
Eligible Region:
Northeast states, including Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Academia, Non-profit Organizations, For-profit Businesses, Government Agencies
Award Amount:
Up to $15,000
April 2019
PA Conservation Innovation Grants

The Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) are USDA matching grants to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production.  CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches to agricultural producers.  CIG generally funds pilot projects, field demonstrations, and on-farm conservation research.

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Natural Resources Conservation Service
Area of Interest:
Agriculture
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Native American tribal governments, institutions of higher education, Nonprofits, State, County, City, or Township governments
Award Amount:
Up to $75,000
April 27, 2018
Urban Water Strategy

The Pisces Foundation is announcing a new funding opportunity as part of the Pisces Foundation Urban Water Strategy. Pisces will award grants to motivated organizations within communities interested in and in need of assistance moving to a new smart water (One Water or Integrated Water Management) approach to water management.

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Funder:
Pisces Foundation
Area of Interest:
Education and Outreach, Stormwater, Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
United States
Eligible Applicants:
Non-profit 501(c) Organizations
Award Amount:
Up to $125,000
Concept Note Due January 29, 2018
Environmental Quality Incentives Program funding

NRCS is now seeking applications from agricultural producers in targeted areas in central and southeastern Pennsylvania for funding to help improve water quality, enhance soil health, and protect agricultural viability through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Awarded funds will be dedicated to installing conservation practices in selected areas to accomplish the agricultural and natural resource goals of the project. Projects may focus on water quality, riparian buffers, livestock manure management, promoting soil health, etc.

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Funder:
Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
Area of Interest:
Agriculture
Eligible Region:
Central and Southeastern PA
Eligible Applicants:
Agricultural producers, Owners of non-industrial private forestland, Native Tribes, Those with an interest in the agricultural or forestry operations
Award Amount:
No min/max specified
December 21, 2018
TreeVitalize Watersheds Grant Program

Since 2005, TreeVitalize Watersheds, led by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in the five-county southeastern PA region, has focused on tree planting along stream corridors, adjacent upland areas, headwaters, and “naturalized” stormwater basins. 

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Area of Interest:
Agriculture, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties
Eligible Applicants:
Non-profit 501(c) Organizations, Municipalities, Schools, Scouting Groups, and Community Organizations
Award Amount:
see grant link
Fall Yearly
Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program

Act 13 of 2012 establishes the Marcellus Legacy Fund and allocates funds to the Commonwealth Financing Authority (the “Authority”) for planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects using the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program (GTRP).

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
Area of Interest:
Education and Outreach, Recreation, Stormwater, Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
For-profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governmnets, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Non-profit Organizations
Award Amount:
Up to $250,000
Feb 1 - May 31, yearly
Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment Program (AMDATP)

Act 13 of 2012 establishes the Marcellus Legacy Fund and allocates funds to the Commonwealth Financing Authority (the “Authority”) for abandoned mine drainage, abatement, and treatment with the Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment Program (AMDATP). Abandoned Mine Drainage (AMD) is one of the largest sources of stream impairment in Pennsylvania. Billions of gallons of AMD impair over 5,500 miles of streams within the Commonwealth.

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
Area of Interest:
Abandoned Mine Drainage
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Municipalities, Council of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations, For Profit Businesses
Award Amount:
Up to $1,000,000
Feb 1 - May 31, yearly
Baseline Water Quality Data Program

Act 13 of 2012 establishes the Marcellus Legacy Fund and allocates funds to the Commonwealth Financing Authority (the “Authority”) to be used to fund statewide initiatives to establish baseline water quality data on private water supplies using the Baseline Water Quality Data Program (BWQDP).

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
Area of Interest:
Pathogens and Point Source
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations, For-Profit Businesses
Award Amount:
Up to $250,000
Feb 1 - May 31, yearly

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