Grants

Grant Program Funder Area of Interest Eligible Regionsort descending Eligible Applicants Award Amount Date Due
Water Quality Projects Along MEII Pipeline

The Wolf Administration announces the creation of a new grant program funded by the civil penalty collected from Sunoco Pipeline, LLP related to construction of the Mariner East 2 (MEII) pipeline. The grants will be awarded for projects that reduce or minimize pollution and protect clean water in the 85 municipalities along the length of the pipeline corridor. 

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Area of Interest:
Pathogens and Point Source, Recreation, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
85 municipalities along the length of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline
Eligible Applicants:
Guidance coming May 7
Award Amount:
Guidance coming May 7
June 20, 2018
Environmental Grant Program

Established in 2005, our annual Environmental Grant Program offers funding for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and groundwater supplies in our local communities.

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Funder:
American Water
Area of Interest:
Abandoned Mine Drainage, Agriculture, Education and Outreach, Pathogens and Point Source, Recreation, Stormwater, Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
American Water service areas
Eligible Applicants:
Nonprofits, Municipalities, Schools, and Other
Award Amount:
Up to $10,000
March 26, 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
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
Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund

The Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund was launched in 2018 to conserve and restore natural areas, corridors and waterways on public and private lands that support native fish, wildlife and plants, and to contribute to the vitality of the communities in the Delaware River watershed.

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Funder:
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Area of Interest:
Agriculture, Education and Outreach, Recreation, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
Delaware River Watershed
Eligible Applicants:
Non-profit 501(c) organizations; federal, state, interstate, local and municipal governments, Indian tribes, and educational institutions
Award Amount:
$50,000-$250,000
September 27, 2018
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
Delaware River Watershed Protection Fund

Launched in 2014, the Delaware River Watershed Fund seeks to ensure abundant, clean water through support of land protection and improved land use planning, as part of the broader Delaware River Watershed Initiative, a coordinated effort involving 65 organizations working together to protect and restore clean water in the Delaware River watershed. 

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Funder:
Open Space Institute
Area of Interest:
Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
Delaware River Watershed Initiative Cluster Focus Areas
Eligible Applicants:
Delaware River Watershed Initiative Cluster Partners
Award Amount:
No minimum or maximum grant size
May 31, 2018
Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program

The Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program is intended to assist municipalities in making targeted physical improvements that achieve real progress toward the goals of the plan. The program focuses on supporting local projects that specifically further the goals of the county comprehensive plan and the plan’s themes of Connected Communities, Sustainable Places, and Vibrant Economy. 

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Funder:
Montgomery County, PA
Area of Interest:
Agriculture, Education and Outreach, Recreation, Stormwater, Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
Montgomery County, PA
Eligible Applicants:
Municipalities
Award Amount:
$10,000 to $200,000
March 1, 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 Small Water and Sewer

Grants for small water and sewer infrastructure projects. Pursuant to Article XVII-A , § 1774.1-A, of the Act of April 9, 1929, P.L. 343, as amended (The Fiscal Code) the sum of $25,000,000 was made available to the Commonwealth Financing Authority (the “Authority”) for water and sewer projects.

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
Area of Interest:
Pathogens and Point Source
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Municipalities, Municipal Authorities
Award Amount:
$30,000-$500,000
Feb 28, 2018

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