Grants

Grant Programsort descending Funder Area of Interest Eligible Region Eligible Applicants Award Amount Date Due
2019 Environmental Education Grants

Each year, Pennsylvania invests in its schools, county conservation districts, and other nonprofit organizations to improve environmental awareness among students and adults. These grant-funded orgnizations have used the funding to address important environmental education topics within their communities. Priority topics include water, climate change, and environmental justice.

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Area of Interest:
Education and Outreach
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Public and private schools, colleges and universities, county conservation districts, non-profit organizations, and businesses.
Award Amount:
Mini-grants up to $3,000 or general grants up to $25,000
January 11, 2019
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
Agricultural Management Assistance Program

Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) provides funding assistance to help agricultural producers reduce risk by voluntarily installing conservation practices to address issues such as water management, water quality, and erosion control.

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Funder:
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Area of Interest:
Agriculture
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Applicants must have an interest in an agricultural operation, either as a producer of crops or livestock, or as an owner of land.
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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
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, storm water 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, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Area of Interest:
Pathogens and Point Source, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
See link for more details
Award Amount:
Low interest loans
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Coastal Resilience Grants

The NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants program, jointly administered by NOAA’s National Ocean Service and NOAA Fisheries, implements projects that build resilient U.S. coastal communities and ecosystems.

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Funder:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Area of Interest:
Stormwater
Eligible Region:
U.S. Coastal Areas (Coastal shoreline counties are directly adjacent to the open ocean, major estuaries, or the Great Lakes.)
Eligible Applicants:
Institutions of higher education, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, U.S. territories and states, Native American tribes, and local governments including counties, municipalities, and cities
Award Amount:
$75,000-$2,000,000
Pre-proposal due March 7, 2018
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
Conservation Innovation Grants

CIG is a voluntary program that uses Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funds to award competitive resource conservation grants to non-Federal governmental or non-governmental organizations or individuals from Pennsylvania. It does not fund research projects. Instead, it is a vehicle to stimulate the development and adoption of conservation approaches or technologies that have been studied sufficiently to indicate a likelihood of success and to be candidates for eventual technology transfer.

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Funder:
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Area of Interest:
Agriculture
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Government Agencies, Non-profit Organizations, Individuals
Award Amount:
Up to $2,000,000
Feb 26, 2018
Conservation Reserve Program

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) provide technical and financial assistance to eligible farmers and landowners to address soil, water, wildlife, and related natural resource concerns on their lands in an environmentally beneficial and cost-effective manner. The programs provide assistance in complying with Federal, State, and tribal environmental laws, and encourages environmental enhancement. Both programs are administered by the Farm Service Agency, with NRCS providing technical land eligibility determinations, conservation planning, and technical assistance for practice implementation and maintenance. 

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Funder:
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Area of Interest:
Agriculture
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Most rural, unforested areas within 180-feet of streams, ponds, lakes, and wetlands with open water are eligible
Award Amount:
$40-350 per acre per year in rental payment
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Conservation Stewardship Program

The Conservation Stewardship Program is a voluntary conservation program that helps agricultural producers maintain and improve their existing conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address priority resources concerns. Participants earn CSP payments for conservation performance ‐ the higher the performance, the higher the payment. Through CSP, participants take additional steps to improve the resource conditions on their land—including soil, air and habitat quality, water quality and quantity, and energy conservation. 

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Funder:
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Area of Interest:
Agriculture
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Individuals, Legal Entities, Joint Operations or Indian Tribes
Award Amount:
See annual payment formula
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