Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities


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.


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.


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.


DEP Growing Greener Plus Grants: June 24, 2022  (Funding Source: Environmental Stewardship Fund)

  • Counties, municipalities, municipal authorities, county conservation districts, watershed organizations, councils of government, educational institutions, and other authorized watershed organizations. - To support watershed restoration and protection, abandoned mine reclamation, and abandoned oil and gas well plugging projects.

DEP Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Grants: June 24, 2022  (Funding Source: Federal Funding – US EPA)

  • Counties, municipalities, municipal authorities, county conservation districts, watershed organizations, councils of government, educational institutions, and other authorized watershed organizations. - 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.

PCCD Crisis Intervention Team Training Initiative: June 28, 2022  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

  • Pennsylvania counties and municipalities. - To support Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training and promote the use of CIT in Pennsylvania communities.

DEP Agriculture Energy Efficiency Rebate Program: June 30, 2022  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)       

  • Pennsylvania agricultural producers. - Rebates for LED lighting (interior or exterior), variable frequency drives for milk vacuum pumps, and variable frequency drives for ventilation fans.

PCCD 2022 Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Policy and Implementation Program (PIP): July 6, 2022  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

  • Pennsylvania municipalities, regional police departments, county law enforcement agencies with full law enforcement authority, and university police departments with full law enforcement authority. - 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.

PHMC Historical & Archival Records Care (HARC) Program: August 1, 2022  (Funding Source: General Fund)

  • Historical records repositories such as: historical societies; libraries; universities; local governments; and school districts. - To support collections care, including surveying; inventorying; preserving; arranging; and describing historical records significant to Pennsylvania, as well as for records reformatting and equipment.

DHS Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Quality Improvement Program: December 31, 2022 or until funds are expended  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

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

DDAP/DCED Pennsylvania’s Recovery Housing Program: Until funds are expended.  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

  • Any entity registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State which is able to provide recovery housing for individuals recovering from substance use disorder (SUD). - To provide safe housing for individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder (SUD).

Agriculture Farm Vitality Planning Grants: Until funds are expended.  (Funding Source: General Fund)

  • Farmers and prospective farmers. - 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.

DEP Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates: Until funds are expended.  (Funding Source: Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants Fund)

  • 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. - 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.

DEP Small Business Advantage Grant Program: Until funds are expended.  (Funding Source: Recycling Fund & Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund)

  • Registered Pennsylvania for-profit businesses with 100 or fewer full-time equivalent employees and which are taxed as a for-profit business. - To purchase energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment or adopt waste reduction processes.

DHS Indoor Air Management Strategies for Long Term Care: Until funds are expended.  (Funding Source: American Rescue Plan Act Funds)

  • Long term care nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and personal care homes. - Indoor air management strategies in long-term care facilities aimed at reducing the risk of transmission of and occupant exposure to COVID-19.

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Statewide Creative Catalyst Grants: Until funds are expended.  (Funding Source: General Fund)

  • 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. - 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.

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program: Until funds are expended.  (Funding Source: General Fund)

  • 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. - 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.

Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner Fire and Emergency Medical Services Loan Program: No Deadline Provided  (Funding Source: Fire and Emergency Medical Services Loan Fund)

  • Fire and emergency medical services companies. - To support the acquisition, rehabilitation, or improvement of apparatuses, facilities, and equipment.

DHS Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP): No Deadline Provided  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

  • Households 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. - To help families who have overdue water bills or at risk of losing water service for their home.

PA Governor’s Office/United Way of PA Local Innovations in Vaccine Equity in Pennsylvania project (LIVE PA): No Deadline Provided  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

  • Any faith-based and non-profit organizations with a goal of administering COVID-19 vaccinations, as well as COVID-19 education and outreach. - To host and promote vaccination events. Additional vaccines may also be requested.

PEMA Public Assistance Program: No Deadline Provided  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

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

DHS American Rescue Plan Act Funding for Long-Term Care Providers: No Deadline Provided  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

  • Nursing facilities, personal care homes, and assisted living residences in DHS’ Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) system. - For COVID-19-related costs.

PHFA Homeowners Assistance Fund: No Deadline Provided  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

  • Owner-occupied homeowners who experienced a financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic after January 21, 2020. - To assist Pennsylvania homeowners facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.