Grants

Grant Program 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
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
Partners for Places

A successful matching grant program, Partners for Places creates opportunities for cities and counties in the United States and Canada to improve communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability offices and place-based foundations.

National funders invest in local projects to promote a healthy environment, a strong economy, and well-being of all residents. Through these projects, Partners for Places fosters long-term relationships that make our urban areas more prosperous, livable, and vibrant.

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Funder:
The Funders Network
Area of Interest:
Abandoned Mine Drainage, Agriculture, Education and Outreach, Pathogens and Point Source, Recreation, Stormwater, Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
USA and Canada
Eligible Applicants:
Local government, foundations
Award Amount:
$25,000 - $150,000
January 31, 2019
Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program

This program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas. Funds may be used to finance the acquisition, construction, or improvement of: drinking water, sewer, solid waste, and stormwater collection, transmission, treatment, and/or disposal.

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Funder:
USDA
Area of Interest:
Pathogens and Point Source, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
Rural towns with populations less than 10,000 in the U.S.A.
Eligible Applicants:
State and local governments, non-profits, federally-recognized tribes
Award Amount:
Long-term, low-interest loans. If funds are available, a grant may be combined with a loan if necessary to keep user costs reasonable.
Ongoing
2019 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants

The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2019 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania Rivers or Streams. Sojourns must incorporate significant educational programming, and be open to all participants (i.e., private trips are not eligible). Applicants can request $900 per day for multi-day sojourns and $500 for a single-day sojourn.

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR)
Area of Interest:
Recreation
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Non-profit charitable organizations
Award Amount:
Up to $900 per day for multi-day sojourns and $500 for a single-day sojourn
February 26, 2019
Community Conservation Partnership Grant Program

DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC) assists local governments and recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to parks, recreation, and conservation. Applications for DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants are accepted once a year, typically during the spring. Grants also support regional and statewide partnerships that build capacity to better develop and manage resources.

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
Area of Interest:
Recreation, Watershed Land Protection
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Counties, Municipalities, Municipal agencies, Nonprofis, State Heritage Areas, Prequalified land trusts, For-profit enterprises
Award Amount:
Varies
April 10th, 2019
Flood Mitigation Program

Projects authorized by a flood protection authority, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) or the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) or identified by a local government for flood mitigation are eligible for the program.

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Funder:
PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED)
Area of Interest:
Agriculture, Pathogens and Point Source, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Municipalities, Higher Education, Watershed Organizations, For-Profit Businesses
Award Amount:
Up to $500,000. A 15% match of the total project cost is required.
May 31, 2019
Watershed Restoration and Protection Program

The overall goal of the Watershed Restoration and Protection Program (WRPP) is to restore, and maintain restored stream reaches impaired by the uncontrolled discharge of nonpoint source polluted runoff, and ultimately to remove these streams from the Department of Environmental Protection’s Impaired Waters list. Projects which involve the construction, improvement, expansion, repair, maintenance or rehabilitation of new or existing watershed protection Best Management Practices (BMPs).

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Funder:
Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
Area of Interest:
Agriculture, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Municipalities, Higher Education, Watershed Organizations, For-Profit Businesses
Award Amount:
Up to $300,000 for any project. A 15% match of the total project cost is required.
May 31, 2019
PA Small Water and Sewer

Grants for small water and sewer infrastructure projects that may be used to assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer system.

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Funder:
PD Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED)
Area of Interest:
Pathogens and Point Source, Stormwater
Eligible Region:
Pennsylvania
Eligible Applicants:
Municipalities, Municipal Authorities
Award Amount:
Between $30,000 and $500,000
May 31, 2019

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