State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: June 21 Update

PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS:

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Assessing Racial & Ethnic Disparities (R/ED) in PA’s Criminal Justice System  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply: Higher education institutions (public/not-for-profit), nonprofit organizations, and for-profit institutions (i.e., consulting firms).

Use: To develop and implement a statewide research initiative to identify current R/ED levels using quantitative methods, understand potential drivers using qualitative methods, and make recommendations to chart a path forward.

Funds: Up to $250,000.

Application DeadlineJuly 12, 2022

More Information: Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx.

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Victim Advocacy – School District of Philadelphia  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who May Apply: Organizations that provide direct services to crime victims and may be operated by a non-profit organization or public (governmental) agency, or a combination of such agencies or organizations.

Use: To support students and their families who are victims of violence within the School District of Philadelphia.

Funds: Up to $375,000 over three years. PCCD expects to fund one (1) applicant over a three-year project period.

Application DeadlineJuly 15, 2022

More Information: Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx.

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: Pilot Agricultural Plastic Recycling Program  (Funding Source: Department of Environmental Protection)

Who May Apply: Entities located in Adams, Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Perry counties.

Use: To develop a sustainable agricultural plastics recycling program.

Funds: Varies by award.

Application DeadlineJuly 18, 2022

More Information: Click on http://www.paenvironmentdigest.com/newsletter/default.asp?NewsletterArticleID=55652&SubjectID=.

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: County Reentry Strategic Planning  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply: Pennsylvania county governments and non-profit organizations that convene a County Reentry Coalition.

Use: To support County Reentry Coalitions seeking to create or update a countywide reentry strategic plan.

Funds: PCCD expects to fund 10 grants with budgets not to exceed $15,000.

Application DeadlineJuly 20, 2022

More Information: Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx.

FEDERAL PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Clean School Bus Rebates  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply: State and local governmental entities that provide bus service, including public school districts; For-profit, not-for-profit, or nonprofit entities that have the capacity to (1) sell clean or ZE school buses or related charging or fueling infrastructure to school bus owners or (2) arrange financing for such a sale; Nonprofit school transportation associations; Indian tribes, tribal organizations, or tribally controlled schools responsible for the purchase of school buses or providing school bus service for a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) funded school.

Use: To replace existing school buses with zero-emission and low-emission models.

Funds: Varies by award.

Application DeadlineAugust 19, 2022

More Information: Click on https://www.epa.gov/cleanschoolbus.

OTHER PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: 

American Water Charitable Foundation: Keep Communities Flowing Grant (Funding Source: PA American Water)

Who May Apply: Applicant must be classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or K-12 public school, college or university.

Use: To fund projects focused on clean water, conservation, environmental education, climate variability, and water-based recreation. Examples include programs that improve, restore or protect watersheds/water quality; promote water conservation; and/or improve equitable access to water-based recreation in underserved communities. Other examples include environmental projects that seek to educate, inform and advance environmental issues to preserve and protect natural resources.

Funds: Varies by award.

Application DeadlineJune 30, 2022

More Information: Click on https://www.amwater.com/corp/Customers-and-Communities/American-Water-Charitable-Foundation/apply-for-a-grant.

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Quality Improvement Program  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply: An entity enrolled with the Department’s OLTL as a Medical Assistance provider type 59 and have a signed OLTL-HCBS Waiver Agreement and be actively rendering services to participants in the CHC or OBRA waiver programs or both as of the date of May 1, 2022.

Use: To help HCBS providers implement projects to improve the quality of services provided to individuals in the CHC and the OBRA waiver programs.

Funds: Up to $40,000 in funding.  

Application DeadlineDecember 31, 2022 or until funds are expended.

More Information: Click on https://www.dhs.pa.gov/providers/Providers/Pages/Long-Term-Care-Providers.aspx.

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Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022 Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Policy and Implementation Program (PIP)  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply: Pennsylvania municipalities, regional police departments, county law enforcement agencies with full law enforcement authority, and university police departments with full law enforcement authority.

Use: To support the development and implementation of policies and practices for effective program adoption, and includes factors such as the purchase, deployment, and maintenance of body-worn camera systems and equipment; data storage and access; and privacy considerations.

Funds: Awards up to $200,000. A 1:1 funding match is required.  

Application DeadlineJuly 6, 2022

More Information: Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx.

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Crisis Intervention Team Training Initiative  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply: Pennsylvania counties and municipalities.

Use: To support Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training and promote the use of CIT in Pennsylvania communities.

Funds: Up to $20,000.  

Application DeadlineJune 28, 2022

More Information: Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx.

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission: Historical & Archival Records Care (HARC) Program  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who May Apply: Historical records repositories such as: historical societies; libraries; universities; local governments; and school districts.

Use: To support collections care, including surveying; inventorying; preserving; arranging; and describing historical records significant to Pennsylvania, as well as for records reformatting and equipment.

Funds: Individual grants will be funded up to $5,000 with no match required. Collaborative grants will allow two organizations to apply jointly for up to $10,000 or three organizations to apply collaboratively for up to $15,000, no match required.

Application DeadlineAugust 1, 2022

More Information: Click on https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/PHMC-Details.aspx?newsid=409.

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission: Historical & Archival Records Care (HARC) Program  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who May Apply: Historical records repositories such as: historical societies; libraries; universities; local governments; and school districts.

Use: To support collections care, including surveying; inventorying; preserving; arranging; and describing historical records significant to Pennsylvania, as well as for records reformatting and equipment.

Funds: Individual grants will be funded up to $5,000 with no match required. Collaborative grants will allow two organizations to apply jointly for up to $10,000 or three organizations to apply collaboratively for up to $15,000, no match required.

Application DeadlineAugust 1, 2022

More Information: Click on https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/PHMC-Details.aspx?newsid=409.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Growing Greener Plus Grants  (Funding Source: Environmental Stewardship Fund)

Who May Apply: Counties, municipalities, municipal authorities, county conservation districts, watershed organizations, councils of government, educational institutions, and other authorized watershed organizations.

Use: To support watershed restoration and protection, abandoned mine reclamation, and abandoned oil and gas well plugging projects.

Funds: Varies by award.

Application DeadlineJune 24, 2022

More Information: Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/Growing-Greener/Pages/default.aspx.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Grants  (Funding Source: Federal Funding – US EPA)

Who May Apply: Counties, municipalities, municipal authorities, county conservation districts, watershed organizations, councils of government, educational institutions, and other authorized watershed organizations.

Use: To improve and protect Pennsylvania’s waters from nonpoint source pollution associated with AMD, energy resource extraction, agricultural activities, stormwater runoff, streambank, and shoreline degradation, along with verifying and demonstrating efficacy with enhanced data collection and distribution.

Funds: Varies by award.

Application DeadlineJune 24, 2022

More Information: Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/PlanningConservation/NonpointSource/Pages/default.aspx.

OTHER PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: 

Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP)/Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED): Pennsylvania’s Recovery Housing Program  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply: Any entity registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State which is able to provide recovery housing for individuals recovering from substance use disorder (SUD).

Use: To provide safe housing for individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder (SUD).

Funds: Grants up to $50,000.

Application DeadlineUntil funds are expended

More Information: Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/DDAPFunding/Pages/Funding-Opportunities.aspx.

Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner: Fire and Emergency Medical Services Loan Program  (Funding Source: Fire and Emergency Medical Services Loan Fund)

Who May ApplyFire and emergency medical services companies.

Use: To support the acquisition, rehabilitation, or improvement of apparatuses, facilities, and equipment.

Funds: Loan amounts range between $25,000 and $400,000.  

Application DeadlineNo Deadline Provided

More Information: Click on https://www.osfc.pa.gov/GrantsandLoans/FEMSLP/Pages/default.aspx.

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency: Homeowners Assistance Fund (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May ApplyOwner-occupied homeowners who experienced a financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic after January 21, 2020.

Use: To assist Pennsylvania homeowners facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funds: Up to $30,000 or 24 months of assistance.

Application DeadlineNo Deadline Provided

More Information: Click on https://www.phfa.org/haf/.

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May ApplyHouseholds that are in emergency situations maintain essential water access. Crisis situations include: past-due water bills; termination of water service; or, threat of termination of water service in the next 60 days.

Use: To help families who have overdue water bills or at risk of losing water service for their home.

Funds: One crisis grant for drinking water service and one crisis grant for wastewater service, up to $2,500 each.

Application DeadlineNo Deadline Provided

More Information: Click on https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Assistance/Pages/LIHWAP.aspx.

 

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Statewide Creative Catalyst Grants  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who Can Apply: Nonprofit, tax-exempt corporations, a unit of government; college or university; school district or non-arts nonprofit providing arts programming and/or arts services in Pennsylvania.

Use: To strengthen Pennsylvania communities through the arts, connect and increase Pennsylvanians’ access to lifelong learning through the arts, and to champion public awareness and appreciation of the arts in Pennsylvania communities.

Funds: Between $5,000 and $10,000. A 50% match is required.

Application Deadline: Until funds are expended.

More Information: Click on https://www.arts.pa.gov/Documents/2021-2022_PCA_Creative_Catalyst_Program_Guidelines.pdf.

 

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who Can Apply: Creative entrepreneurs must operate in the creative industry, be at least 18 years old, a current resident of PA for one year, and (if applicable) manage a business with gross revenue of less than $200,000.

Use: To pair access to existing small business consulting services with financial resources for creative entrepreneurs who aspire to start their own for-profit business or who operate an existing for-profit micro business.

Funds: Up to $2,000.

Application Deadline: Until funds are expended.

More Information: Click on https://www.arts.pa.gov/WHAT%20WE%20DO/FUNDING/apply-for-a-grant/PPA-Program-Stream/Pages/Creative-Entrepreneur-Accelerator-Program.aspx.

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency: Public Assistance Program  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who Can Apply: State agencies, local government organizations, and certain private nonprofit organizations that incurred costs or damages as a direct result of a federally declared disaster. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania serves as the direct liaison between the federal government and all applicants requesting federal disaster assistance.

Use: To provide cost reimbursement aid for incurred costs or damages as a direct result of a federally declared disaster.

Funds: This is a cost-share reimbursement program. The Federal assistance share is not less than 75 percent of the eligible cost. It is up to the commonwealth to determine how the non-federal share (up to 25 percent) is split between the eligible applicants.

Application Deadline: No Deadline Provided

More Information: Click on https://www.pema.pa.gov/Recovery/Public-Assistance/Pages/default.aspx.

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: American Rescue Plan Act Funding for Long-Term Care Providers  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May ApplyNursing facilities, personal care homes, and assisted living residences in DHS’ Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) system. All nursing facilities currently eligible and enrolled in Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program, Medical Assistance, will automatically receive direct payments. Any nursing facility that is not enrolled in Medicaid, as well as all personal care homes and assisted living residences, must complete the Facility Acceptance Form and return it to OLTL for DHS to issue the payment.

UseFor COVID-19-related costs.

Funds: See guidelines for funding distributions.

Facility Acceptance Form Deadline: None given. Facility Acceptance Form must be returned to DHS’ Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) for payment.

More Information: Click on https://www.dhs.pa.gov/providers/Providers/Pages/Long-Term-Care-Providers.aspx.

Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Advocacy and Reform/United Way of PA: Local Innovations in Vaccine Equity in Pennsylvania project (LIVE PA)  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply: Any faith-based and non-profit organizations with a goal of administering COVID-19 vaccinations, as well as COVID-19 education and outreach.

Use: To host and promote vaccination events. Additional vaccines may also be requested.

Funds: Mini-grants that will range from $400 to $40,000 per vaccination event (with a reimbursement rate of $10 per shot achieved and a matching rate of $10 per direct person-to-person outreach). 

Application Deadline: None provided.

More Information: Click on https://www.uwp.org/programs/live-grant/ or contact your local United Way chapter.

 

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grants  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who May Apply: Farmers and prospective farmers.

Use: Organic transition planning assistance, as well as professional services to assist with business planning, efficient transitions of farm ownership, strategic farm expansion, product diversification, and financial and technical expertise in order to enhance the long-term vitality of PA farms.

Funds: Reimbursement grants up to $7,500. Grants are limited to 75% of the total project cost. Up to $1 million is available statewide.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted.

More Information: Click on https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Pages/Farm-Vitality-Planning-Program.aspx.

 

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Indoor Air Management Strategies for Long Term Care  (Funding Source: American Rescue Plan Act Funds)

Who May Apply: Long term care nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and personal care homes.

Use: For the implementation of best practices regarding indoor air management strategies in long-term care facilities aimed at reducing the risk of transmission of and occupant exposure to COVID-19.

Funds: The maximum grant award per licensed facility is $15,000.  A total of $5 million is available statewide.

Application Deadline: The solicitation will remain open until the available funds are committed.

More Information: Click on http://www.emarketplace.state.pa.us/Solicitations.aspx?SID=RFA%2020-21.

 

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates  (Funding Source: Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants Fund)

Who May Apply: Pennsylvania residents who purchase/lease a new or used alternative fuel vehicle with a purchase price of $50,000 or less.  Businesses are not eligible.

Use: To defray costs of purchasing a battery electric vehicle (BEV), hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (HFCV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, electric motorcycle, natural gas vehicle, or propane vehicle. Purchase price cannot exceed $50,000 to be eligible for a rebate.

Funds: Up to $1,000 rebate depending on type of vehicle; additional $1,000 rebate for low-income households.

Application Deadline: Rebates are first-come, first-served.  Application must be submitted within 6 months of purchase.

More Information: Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/Alternative-Fuels-Incentive-Grant/Pages/Alternative-Fuel-Vehicles.aspx.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Small Business Advantage Grant Program   (Funding Source: Recycling Fund & Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund)

Who May ApplyRegistered Pennsylvania for-profit businesses with 100 or fewer full-time equivalent employees and which are taxed as a for-profit business.

UseTo purchase energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment, or adopt waste reduction processes. Examples of eligible projects include HVAC and boiler upgrades, high-efficiency LED lighting, digital X-ray equipment, solvent recovery systems, water and waste recycling processes, auxiliary power units (APUs), and agricultural BMPs. Projects must save the small business a minimum of $500 and at least 25% annually in energy consumption or pollution related expenses. Natural resource protection projects must quantify the reduction of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment loadings reaching the receiving waterway.

Funds50% matching reimbursement grants up to a maximum of $5,000.

Application DeadlineFirst-come, first-served until funds are expended.

More Information: Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/SmallBusinessOmbudsmanOffice/Pages/Small%20Business%20Advantage%20Grant.aspx.

 

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Driving PA Forward Level 2 EV Charging Rebate Program  (Funding Source: State Mitigation Trust - Volkswagen Emissions Settlement)

Who May Apply: Business, charitable organizations, incorporated nonprofits, local government entities, school districts, and other entities.

Use: Rebates for Level 2 EV charging equipment for public use at government owned property, public use at non-government owned property, non-public use at work places, non-public use at multi-unit dwellings.

Funds: Maximum rebates of $4,000 per plug for full public access and networked charging projects, $3,500 per plug for multi-unit dwelling projects and $3,000 per plug for all other eligible projects, including workplace charging.

Application DeadlineFirst come, first-serve.

More Information: Click on https://gis.dep.pa.gov/drivingpaforward/.

 

Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Advocacy and Reform/United Way of PA: Local Innovations in Vaccine Equity in Pennsylvania project (LIVE PA)  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply: Municipal entities, community-based organizations, and local vaccine-certified health providers. The pilot phase will target the following zip codes: Allentown - 18102, 18101, 18105; Chester – 19013; Reading - 19601, 19602; Harrisburg - 17110, 17103; Erie - 16503, 16501, 16507; Braddock – 15104; McKeesport – 15134; Pittsburgh - 15219, 15208, 15282, 15264; Johnstown – 15907; and Lancaster - 17602, 17603.  After the pilot phase, the program will grow to cover the entire state.

Use: To host and promote vaccination events. Additional vaccines may also be requested.

Funds: Mini-grants that will range from $200 to $20,000 per vaccination event (with a reimbursement rate of $10 per shot achieved). 

Application Deadline: None provided.

More Information: Click on https://www.uwp.org/programs/live-grant/ or contact your local United Way chapter.

 

PA Humanities Council/Community Heart and Soul: Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program

Who May Apply: Resident-led groups in small cities and towns with populations of 2,500 to 30,000.

Use: Startup funding to implement the Community Heart & Soul model. Community Heart & Soul engages the entire population of a town to identify what they love most about their community, what future they want for it, and how to achieve it.

Funds: Seed grants of $10,000.  Requires a $10,000 cash match from the participating municipality or a partnering organization.

Application Deadline: Award determinations are made on a rolling basis until all grants have been awarded.

More Information: Click on https://www.communityheartandsoul.org/seed-grants/.

 

U.S. Small Business Administration: Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

Who May Apply:  Live venue operators or promoters; theatrical producers; live performing arts organization operators; museum operators; motion picture theater operators (including owners); talent representatives.  Must have been in operation as of February 29, 2020.

Use: Payroll costs; rent payments; utility payments; scheduled mortgage payments; scheduled debt payments; worker protection expenditures; payments to independent contractors; administrative costs (including fees and licensing); state and local taxes and fees; operating leases in effect as of February 15, 2020; insurance payments; advertising, production transportation, and capital expenditures related to producing a theatrical or live performing arts production. (May not be primary use of funds).

Funds: For an eligible entity in operation on January 1, 2019, grants will be for an amount equal to 45% of their 2019 gross earned revenue OR $10 million, whichever is less. For an eligible entity that began operation after January 1, 2019, grants will be for the average monthly gross earned revenue for each full month in operation during 2019 multiplied by six (6) OR $10 million, whichever is less. Venues or promoters who received a PPP loan on or after December 27, 2020, will have the SVOG reduced by the PPP loan amount.

Application Deadline: Until funds are expended.

More Information: Click on https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options/shuttered-venue-operators-grant.

 

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grants  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who May Apply: Farmers and prospective farmers.

Use: Professional services to assist with business planning, efficient transitions of farm ownership, strategic farm expansion, product diversification, and financial and technical expertise in order to enhance the long-term vitality of PA farms.

Funds: Reimbursement grants up to $7,500. Grants are limited to 75% of the total project cost. Up to $1 million is available statewide.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted.

More Information: Click on https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Pages/Farm-Vitality-Planning-Program.aspx.