Grants

Grant Program Funder Area of Interest Eligible Region Eligible Applicants Award Amount Date Due
Environmental Literacy Program

Working at national, regional, and local levels, NOAA funded projects educate and inspire people to use Earth systems science to improve ecosystem stewardship and increase resilience to environmental hazards. 

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Funder:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Area of Interest:
Education and Outreach
Eligible Region:
United States
Eligible Applicants:
Institutions of higher education; K-12 public & independent schools and school systems, other nonprofits, including informal education institutions such as museums, zoos, and aquariums; state and local government agencies; and Indian tribal governments i
Award Amount:
$250,000 to $500,000
For applicants who received authorization to submit a full application is 11:59 pm EDT on April 6, 2018
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
Easement Restoration Program

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is directing resources toward the restoration of degraded wetlands, floodplains, forestlands, and associated uplands.

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Funder:
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Area of Interest:
Agriculture
Eligible Region:
United States
Eligible Applicants:
All qualified U.S. based non-federal entities (NFE) and individuals
Award Amount:
Up to $250,000
May 18, 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
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
The Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program

The purpose of the program is to establish community forests by protecting forest land from conversion to non-forest uses and provide community benefits such as sustainable forest management, environmental benefits including clean air, water, and wildlife habitat; benefits from forest-based educational programs; benefits from serving as models of effective forest stewardship; and recreational benefits secured with public access.

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Funder:
US Forest Service, USDA
Area of Interest:
Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
United States
Eligible Applicants:
A local governmental entity, Indian Tribe (including Alaska Native Corporations), or a qualified nonprofit organization that is qualified to acquire and manage land.
Award Amount:
Up to $600,000
June 29, 2018
Growing Greener Plus

Growing Greener Plus, Pennsylvania’s most widely recognized environmental grant program, opens May 14 with more than $20 million available to municipalities and nonprofit organizations for projects to improve water quality in their community or statewide. 

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Area of Interest:
Abandoned Mine Drainage, Agriculture, Education and Outreach, Pathogens and Point Source, Recreation, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Watershed association, county or municipality, county conservation district, an educational institution, 501(c)(3), municipal authority
July 13, 2018
Small Business Advantage Grant

The Small Business Advantage Grant provides 50% matching grants, up to a maximum of $9,500 to enable Pennsylvania small businesses to purchase energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment, or adopt waste reduction processes.

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Area of Interest:
Agriculture, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
For-profit business with 100 or fewer full-time employees
Award Amount:
Up to $9,500
Rolling
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
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

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