State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Jan. 24 Update

PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS:

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency: Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Local Initiatives Funding  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May ApplyLocal units of government and non-profit organizations.

Use: To implement projects and programs that directly address the PCCD Objectives and Goals outlined in PCCD’s 2021-2025 Strategic Framework.

Funds: Grants up to $250,000 over a two-year project period.

Application DeadlineMarch 31, 2022

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

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency: Regional Policing Assistance Program  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply: Any municipality – a city, borough, township, home-rule municipality, or county. Applicants may also be a public or quasi-public body, or its representative, duly authorized to act on behalf of one or more municipality.

Use: To assist in the formation of new regional police departments or for the expansion of established regional police departments by adding an additional municipality(s).

Funds: Grants up to $150,000 for the formation of a new regional police department or up to $50,000 for the expansion of an existing regional police department.

Application DeadlineApril 5, 2022

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

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2)  (Funding Source: Multiple State and Federal Sources)

Who May Apply: Counties, municipalities, municipal agencies, nonprofit organizations, state heritage areas, prequalified land trusts, for-profit enterprises (for some grant types).

Uses: Planning, acquisition, and development of public parks, pools, indoor recreation facilities, playgrounds, motorized and walking trails, river conservation and access, stream buffers, open space conservation, and regional and statewide partnerships.

Funds: Most programs require a minimum cash or noncash matching contribution from the applicant that is equal to 50 percent of the project cost.

Application DeadlineApril 6, 2022. It is highly suggested that applicants speak with their DCNR Regional Advisor prior to applying: elibrary.dcnr.pa.gov/GetDocument?docId=1753442&DocName=d_001184.pdf

More information: Click on Grants (pa.gov).

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency: Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction Category 1 (Adult) Funds (Funding Source: SAEDR Fund)

Who May ApplyNonprofit organizations may partner with governmental entities, including school districts, provided the nonprofit organization is the applicant.

Use: To support implementation strategies aimed at combating opioid/heroin overdoses in Pennsylvania communities.

Funds: Grants up to $150,000 over a two-year project period.

Application DeadlineFebruary 24, 2022

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

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency: Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction Category 1 (Youth) Funds (Funding Source: SAEDR Fund)

Who May ApplyNonprofit organizations may partner with governmental entities, including school districts, provided the nonprofit organization is the applicant.

Use: To serve youth with research-based or evidence-based approaches to prevention, intervention, training, treatment, and education services to reduce substance use or provide resources to assist families in accessing these services.

Funds: Grants up to $150,000 over a two-year project period.

Application DeadlineFebruary 24, 2022

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

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency: Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction Category 2 & 3 Funds (Funding Source: SAEDR Fund)

Who May ApplyNon-profit statewide organizations/agencies within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Non-profit statewide organizations/agencies may partner with a government entity, including school districts, but are not required to do so.

Use: To educate the public about the dangers of substance use and/or reduce demand for substances.

Funds: Grants up to $275,000 over a one-year project period.

Application DeadlineFebruary 24, 2022

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

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 Historical & Museum Commission: Keystone Historic Preservation Planning Grant Program (Funding Source: Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund)

Who May ApplyLocal governments, historic preservation organizations, historical societies, conservancies, colleges and universities, religious institutions, museums, and other historical organizations. Historic property must be publicly accessible and listed in, or documented as eligible for listing in, the National Register of Historic Places.  Private property owners and businesses are not eligible.

Use: To support projects that identify, preserve, promote and protect historic and archaeological resources of Pennsylvania for both the benefit of the public and the revitalization of communities.

Funds: Up to $25,000. Requires a 1:1 match. 

Application DeadlineMarch 1, 2022

More Information: Click on https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/Grants-Funding/Pages/default.aspx.

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission: Keystone Historic Preservation Construction Grant Program (Funding Source: Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund)

Who May ApplyLocal governments, historic preservation organizations, historical societies, conservancies, colleges and universities, religious institutions, museums, and other historical organizations. Historic property must be publicly accessible and listed in, or documented as eligible for listing in, the National Register of Historic Places.  Private property owners and businesses are not eligible.

Use: To support projects that rehabilitate, restore, or preserve historic resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Funds: Up to $100,000. Requires a 1:1 match. 

Application DeadlineMarch 1, 2022

More Information: Click on https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/Grants-Funding/Pages/default.aspx.

OTHER PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS:

GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant  (Funding Source: Private Funding)

Who May ApplyAny nonprofit organization, school district, university, government entity, or tax-exempt organization like religious organizations and Tribal governments in the United States and US Territories serving at least 15 youth.

Use: To start or expand a youth garden or greenspace.

Funds: Award amount varies. 

Application DeadlineFebruary 4, 2022

More Information: Click on https://kidsgardening.org/grant-opportunities/gromoregood-grassroots-grant-22/.

US Department of Health & Human Services SAMHSA: Harm Reduction Grant Program  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who Can Apply: States; local, Tribal, and territorial governments; Tribal organizations; non-profit community-based organizations; and primary and behavioral health organizations.

Use: To support community-based overdose prevention programs, syringe services programs, and other harm reduction services.

Funds: Up to $400,000 per award per year for three years.  Approximately 25 awards nationwide.

Application Deadline: February 7, 2022

More Information: Click on https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sp-22-001.

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Business in Our Sites  (Funding Source: Business in Our Sites Program Account – loan repayments)

Who Can Apply: Municipalities, redevelopment authorities, municipal authorities, industrial development authorities and private developers.

Use: For the acquisition and development of key sites for future use by businesses, private developers, and others. Funds must be used on previously utilized or undeveloped sites which demonstrate substantial likelihood of future use after the property is made shovel ready. The program is designed to create an inventory of shovel-ready sites so projects must be speculative.

Funds: Grants and loans. No maximum or minimum loan amount. However, the amount of the grant may not exceed $4,000,000 or 40% of the total combined grant and loan award, whichever is less. Private developers are only eligible for loans.

Application Deadline: March 31

More Information: Click on https://dced.pa.gov/programs/business-in-our-sites-grants-and-loans-bos/.

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency/Penn State University Child Maltreatment Solutions Network: Project Safe and Smart Solicitation  (Funding Source: State Endowment Act Funds)

Who Can Apply: Community-based organizations and school entities are eligible to apply for the project.

Use: To implement a pilot prevention research project that includes the school-based program Safe Touches and a parent education program, Smart Parents.  

Funds: Approximately $2.9 million in funding is available to support 10 applicants.

Application Deadline: January 24

More Information: Click on https://www.pccd.pa.gov/AboutUs/Pages/Project-Safe-and-Smart.aspx.

  

U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration: Rural Health Network Development Planning  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who Can Apply: Public or private, non-profit or for-profit entities, including faith-based, community-based, tribes and tribal organizations.

Use: To support the planning and development of integrated health care networks seeking to expand access and improve quality of care in rural communities.

Funds: HRSA plans to award approximately 20 grants of $100,000 each to rural communities as part of this funding opportunity.

Application Deadline: January 28

More Information: Click on https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334415.

 

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Preserving Diverse Cultures  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who Can Apply: Unincorporated ensembles, artists’ cooperatives, organizations in need of restructuring or social service, community and non-arts organizations interested in cultivating professionally staffed arts programs.

Use: To support the creation, development and stabilization of organizations, programs and projects whose mission and artistic work are deeply rooted in and reflective of the perspectives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

Funds: Up to $7,000.  

Application Deadline: January 31, 2022 (Letter of interest) March 14, 2022 (Application)  

More Information: Click on https://www.arts.pa.gov/WHAT%20WE%20DO/FUNDING/apply-for-a-grant/PDC/Pages/default.aspx.

 

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Arts in Education (AIE) Long-Term Residency Program  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who Can Apply: Schools, institutions, arts organizations, government agencies, local arts agencies, institutions of higher education and other not-for-profit, tax-exempt organizations with 501(c)(3) status.

Use: To provide long-term, in-depth interactions between professional teaching artists, students, teachers and others through workshops and classes sponsored by schools, nonprofit organizations, units of government and other institutions.

Funds: Up to $15,000.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2022

More Information: Click on https://www.arts.pa.gov/Documents/2022-2023_PCA_LTR_Guidelines.pdf.

 

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Entry to Arts Organizations and Arts Programs (AOAP)  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who Can Apply: Nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation, a unit of government, or school district, providing arts programming and/or arts services with an average annual revenue of $200,000.

Use: To support eligible arts organizations and arts programs that have a history of at least one year of consistent arts/cultural programming.

Funds: Up to 35% of a program or organizational budget.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022  

More Information: Click on https://www.arts.pa.gov/Documents/2022-2023_PCA_Entry_to_AOAP_Guidelines.pdf.

 

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Entry to Program Stream  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who Can Apply: Nonprofit organizations, units of government, schools, departments of colleges and universities, and un-incorporated groups – applying through a fiscal sponsor - with annual revenues less than $200,000.

Use: To provide general operating support for small arts organizations and programs.

Funds: Undefined.  

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022  

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

 

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who Can Apply: Artists.

Use: To investigate, document, present, sustain, and promote the folk and traditional art of Pennsylvania in order to celebrate diverse heritage.

Funds: Up to $4,000.  

Application Deadline: April 18, 2022  

More Information: Click on https://www.arts.pa.gov/WHAT%20WE%20DO/FUNDING/apply-for-a-grant/Folk-Art-Apprenticeships/Pages/default.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 Department of Environmental Protection: DC Fast Charging and Hydrogen Fueling Grant Program  (Funding Source: State Mitigation Trust-Volkswagen Emissions Settlement)

Who May Apply: Pennsylvania Businesses, Incorporated Nonprofits, State, Local, or Tribal Government Agencies, Air Quality or Transportation Organizations, Metropolitan or Rural/Regional Transportation Planning Organizations, and Federal Government Agencies.

Uses: To install DC fast charging or hydrogen fueling equipment in community hubs, transportation corridors and destinations, as defined in the Program Guidelines.

FundsA total of $2.2 million will be distributed. The maximum amount for individual grant awards will be $750,000.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

More Information: Click on https://files.dep.state.pa.us/Air/Volkswagen/DCFCH2ProgramGuidelines.pdf.

 

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 Office of Child Development and Early Learning: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Stabilization Grants  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply: Licensed childcare providers.

Use: One-time grants for operational expenses and costs related to the impacts of COVID-19.

Funds: See link below for funding amounts and distribution methodology.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

More Information: Click on https://www.pakeys.org/arpastabilizationgrants/.

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 Department of Environmental Protection: Agriculture Energy Efficiency Rebate Program  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)       

Who May ApplyPennsylvania agricultural producers.

UseRebates for LED lighting (interior or exterior), variable frequency drives for milk vacuum pumps, and variable frequency drives for ventilation fans. Only equipment purchases will be eligible. Installation costs are not eligible.

Funds: Up to $5000 in rebates per applicant.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022

More Information: Click on www.dep.pa.gov/agricultureenergy.

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.

Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries: Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities  (Funding Source: Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund)

Who May Apply: Local public libraries (state-aided). Must partner with a sponsoring municipality.

Use: To plan, acquire, construct, or rehabilitate public library facilities including, but not limited to: ADA upgrades, new roof, replacement windows, energy efficient upgrades to HVAC systems, facility expansion and new construction. 

Funds: Funding limits not yet announced. Grants require a dollar-for-dollar match; match may include cash, in-kind contributions, federal funds, and other state funds.

Letter of InterestAs soon as possible. Letters of interest are currently being accepted in anticipation of opening an application round this summer. The dates of the next application round are still being finalized.

More Information: Click on https://www.statelibrary.pa.gov/libraries/subsidies-and-grants/pages/keystone-recreation-park-and-conservation-funds.aspx.

 

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.