Now open for applications: Library, gun violence, conservation and recycling funding opportunities
Rep. Robert L. Freeman May 26, 2021 | 3:39 PM
STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS:
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 Interest: As 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.
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: FY 2021 Gun Violence Reduction Grants (Funding Source: General Fund)
Who May Apply: Community-based organizations and local units of government across the Commonwealth with the highest rates of gun violence.
Use: Projects that lead to immediate impacts. Projects should not focus on upstream prevention or other long-term prevention models. Eligible activities include Safe Corridors/Safe Passages programs, which prevent incidents to/from school and other community centers; street outreach and violence interruption programs utilizing credible messengers; providing referrals to partner agencies focused on meeting basic needs of participants, including education, employment, health and other services; comprehensive re-entry programs for returning citizens; trauma-informed approaches to support victims and survivors of gun violence; and community-driven crime prevention through environmental design.
Funds: Grants up to $225,000 for a 33-month period from October 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024. $5 million is available statewide.
Application Deadline: June 30 - Eligible entities can submit an initial request for funding utilizing an online SurveyMonkey form between now and June 30, 2021.
More Information: More information about this funding opportunity, including dates for upcoming grant webinars, can be found HERE. The SurveyMonkey form can be found HERE.
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: Wild Resource Conservation Program (Funding Source: Wild Resources Conservation Fund)
Who May Apply: Counties, municipalities, educational institutions, 501(3) (c) nonprofits, conservation districts, municipal authorities, individuals, state government agencies and for-profit businesses.
Use: Field research and on-the-ground conservation projects that protect Pennsylvania’s non-game animals, native plants and their habitat. Grant applications will be accepted in three areas: species surveys, conservation and management. Among this year’s grant priorities are surveys and projects focusing on edible and medicinal plants, effects of fire management on wildlife, the checkered sculpin fish, and plant genetics.
Funds: Program will fund no more than 75% of a project’s total cost. 25% match required – can be cash or in-kind services.
Application Deadline: July 16 at 4 p.m.
More Information: Click on https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Conservation/Biodiversity/WildResourceConservationProgram/Pages/default.aspx.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Section 902 Recycling Implementation Grant (Funding Source: Recycling Fund)
Who May Apply: Counties, cities, boroughs, incorporated towns, townships, home rule municipalities, councils of governments, consortiums or similar entities established by two or more municipalities.
Use: To fund costs associated with developing and implementing a recycling program.
Funds: 90% funding of approved recycling program costs, up to $350,000. Financially distressed communities may receive up to 100% funding of approved costs, not to exceed $350,000.
Application Deadline: September 24 at 5 p.m. Pre-application conferences with DEP Regional Planning and Recycling Coordinators are required.
More Information: Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Land/Waste/Recycling/Municipal-Resources/FinancialAssistance/Pages/default.aspx and see “Act 101, Section 902.”
FEDERAL PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS:
U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime: OVC FY 2021 Fostering Resilience and Hope - Bridging the Gap Between Law Enforcement and the Community (Funding Source: Federal Funding)
Who May Apply: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); Private institutions of higher education; County governments; Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; Municipalities; State governments; Public and State controlled institutions of higher education.
Use: This program will support demonstration sites in implementing a hope-centered framework to 1) address trauma experienced by law enforcement and 2) build trust with the communities they serve. Eligible activities include training, capacity, advocacy, and outreach around Hope Theory as an organizing framework.
Funds: Grants up to $1 million. $4 million total available nationwide.
Application Deadline: July 6
More Information: Click on https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333683.
UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES:
DCED Neighborhood Assistance Program: May 28 (Funding Source: General Fund)
- 501c3 nonprofits. – Tax credit program to encourage businesses to invest in projects by eligible nonprofits to serve low-income individuals and improve distressed areas.
DCED Neighborhood Assistance Program Enterprise Zone Tax Credit (NAP-EZP): May 28 (Funding Source: General Fund)
- Private for-profit companies. - Provides tax credits to private companies investing in rehabilitating, expanding, or improving buildings or land located within designated enterprise zones.
CFA Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment Program: May 31 (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)
- For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. - Abatement and treatment of AMD.
CFA Baseline Water Quality Data Program: May 31 (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)
- For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. - To establish baseline water quality data on private water supplies.
CFA Flood Mitigation Program: May 31 (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)
- For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. – Flood mitigation projects.
CFA Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program: May 31 (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)
- For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. - Projects which involve development, rehabilitation and improvements to public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails and river conservation.
CFA Orphan and Abandoned Well Plugging: May 31 (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)
- For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. - Orphan or abandoned well plugging projects.
CFA Sewage Facilities Program: May 31 (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)
- For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. - Costs associated with the planning work required under Act 537, the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act.
CFA Watershed Restoration and Protection Program: May 31 (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)
- For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. - Projects which involve the construction, improvement, expansion, repair, maintenance or rehabilitation of new or existing watershed protection Best Management Practices (BMPs).
DEP County Recycling Coordinator Grant Program (Section 903): May 31 (Funding Source: Recycling Fund)
- Counties. - To reimburse the cost of employing a county recycling coordinator in calendar year 2020.
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Solicitation RFA 16-21 Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Intervention: June 3 (Funding Source: General Fund)
- Nonprofit organizations that provide prevention, intervention, and treatment services to Pennsylvania residents, and their families, with mental health, substance use, and/or behavioral health needs. - Prevention, intervention, and treatment services to support individuals with lived experience, as well as their families.
PCCD 2021 County Jail-Based Medication Assisted Treatment: June 15 (Funding Source: Federal State Opioid Response Grant)
- Counties on behalf of county jails and work release centers. – To establish or expand a jail-based substance abuse treatment program that supports individuals transitioning from a county jail and/or work release center to the community.
PCCD 2021 Drug Court and Pretrial Diversion Initiative: June 15 (Funding Source: Federal State Opioid Response Grant)
- County court systems. - The expansion of existing drug courts, implementation of juvenile drug courts, or implementation of pretrial initiatives and/or provide opioid-related treatment services to problem-solving court participants.
DEP Growing Greener Plus Grants: June 25 (Funding Source: Environmental Stewardship Fund)
- Counties, municipalities, municipal authorities, county conservation districts, watershed organizations, councils of government, educational institutions, and nonprofits. - To address nonpoint source pollution (pollution coming from multiple sources, instead of a single discharge point) through local, watershed, or statewide planning, restoration and protection efforts.
DEP Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Watershed Grants: June 25 (Funding Source: Federal Funding – US EPA)
- Watershed associations, counties, municipalities, municipal authorities, councils of government, conservation districts, educational institutions, and nonprofits. - Projects to address nonpoint source pollution (pollution coming from multiple sources, instead of a single discharge point) originating from agricultural activities, abandoned mine drainage, stormwater runoff, and streambank and degradation.
DEP 2020 Host Municipality Inspector Program: June 30 (Funding Source: Recycling Fund and Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund)
- Municipalities. - For salary and expenses of up to two certified Host Municipality Inspectors.
PA Environmental Council - PA Water Trails Mini-Grants: July 2 (Funding Source: Environmental Stewardship Fund)
- Nonprofit organizations, municipalities, counties, and educational institutions. - Any project on or for a designated PA Water Trail.
CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund: July 31 (Funding Source: Multimodal Transportation Fund)
- Municipalities, school districts, private businesses, nonprofits, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, railroad operators, port terminal operators. - Development, rehabilitation, and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities; streetscape; lighting; sidewalk enhancement; pedestrian safety; connectivity of transportation assets; and transit-oriented development.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission - Boating Infrastructure Grant Program: July 31 (Funding Source: Federal Funding)
- Public and private operators of open-to-the-public boating facilities, including municipal agencies (cities, towns, counties, etc.), state agencies (State Parks, DNR, Fish & Wildlife, etc.), and other government entities. - The construction, renovation and maintenance of transient moorage (tie-up) facilities serving recreational motorboats 26 feet and longer.
PHMC Historical & Archival Records Care grant program: August 1 (Funding Source: Keystone Recreation, Park & Conservation Fund)
- Historical societies, libraries, museums, nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, local governments, school districts. - Surveying, inventorying, preserving, arranging and describing historical records relevant to Pennsylvania.
DEP 2020 Recycling Performance Grants: December 30 (Funding Source: Environmental Stewardship Fund)
- Any municipality with a recycling program in 2020. - Municipal recycling programs.
PA Humanities Council/Community Heart and Soul - Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program: Until Funds Expended
- Resident-led groups in small cities and towns with populations of 2,500 to 30,000. - Startup funding to implement the Community Heart & Soul model.
U.S. Small Business Administration: Shuttered Venue Operators Grant: Until Funds Expended
- Live venue operators or promoters; theatrical producers; live performing arts organization operators; museum operators; motion picture theater operators (including owners); talent representatives. - 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).