State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: April 5 Update

31STATE GRANT PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS:

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: County Recycling Coordinator Grant Program (Section 903)  (Funding Source: Recycling Fund)

Who Can Apply: Counties are the only eligible applicants.

Use: To reimburse the cost of employing a county recycling coordinator in calendar year 2020.

Funds: Reimbursement grant for up to 50% of approved costs.

Application Deadline: May 31

More Information: Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Land/Waste/Recycling/Municipal-Resources/FinancialAssistance/Pages/default.aspx and view “Section 903.”

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: 2020 Host Municipality Inspector Program  (Funding Source: Recycling Fund and Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund)

Who Can Apply: Cities, boroughs, incorporated towns, townships and home rule municipalities that have a municipal waste landfill, resource recovery facility or commercial hazardous waste storage, treatment and disposal facility located within its geographic borders.

Use: For salary and expenses of up to two certified Host Municipality Inspectors.

Funds: Reimbursement grant for up to 50% of approved costs.

Application Deadline: June 30

More Information: Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Land/Waste/SolidWaste/MunicipalWaste/Host-Municipality-Programs/Pages/default.aspx.

Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development: Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP)  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Eligibility: 501c3 nonprofits

Use: Tax credit program to encourage businesses to invest in projects by eligible nonprofits to serve low-income individuals and improve distressed areas. Projects can include affordable housing, community economic development, community services, education, neighborhood conservation, crime prevention, job training, or charitable food assistance. A special-priority category this year is COVID-19 Pandemic and Social Justice Issues, which can include a variety of COVID related services as well as projects that strive to increase awareness of or improve social justice issues within marginalized communities in Pennsylvania. See guidelines for more information.

Funds: State tax credits up to 80%, depending upon the program category, for businesses that donate to the nonprofit.

Application Deadline: May 28. Applicants submitting a solicitation plan in lieu of firm commitments must have their contributors confirmed by August 31, 2021.

More Information: Click on https://dced.pa.gov/programs/neighborhood-assistance-program-nap/.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their projects prior to application with their Regional DCED Office:  https://dced.pa.gov/dced-regional-offices/.

 

Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development: Neighborhood Assistance Program Enterprise Zone Tax Credit (NAP-EZP)  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry: Dislocated Worker Near Completer Demonstration Project (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who Can Apply: Pennsylvania Local Workforce Development Boards. Must have a formal engagement with one or more eligible institutions of higher learning.

Use: To support job seekers who have been displaced from employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic and who were within one semester (16-weeks) or less of completing training.

Funds: Three 24-month pilot programs will be awarded, consisting of one urban, one suburban, and one rural coverage area.

Application DeadlineApril 19

More Information: Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Documents/NCDP/Near-Completer-NGA.pdf.

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2021-22 Intermediate Punishment Treatment Program  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who Can Apply: All counties in Pennsylvania are eligible to apply under this initiative. Applicants are not required to have a prior funding history with PCCD.

Use: To support restrictive conditions that are imposed as part of a county probation sentence, needed drug and alcohol-related services, and mental health treatment and supportive services for eligible individuals.

Funds: Counties may not request funds in excess of the amounts listed in the Maximum Allowable Request column in the chart included as Appendix A of the guidelines.

Application DeadlineApril 27

More Information: Click on https://www.pccdegrants.pa.gov/Egrants/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx and choose “2021-22 Intermediate Punishment Treatment Program.”

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who Can ApplyRural or volunteer fire departments that serve communities with fewer than 10,000 people. Program priority is unprotected or inadequately protected rural areas.

UseEquipment and training to prevent and control wildfires in rural areas. Priority is projects that include the purchase of wildland fire suppression equipment and wildland fire protective gear.

Funds: This is a cost-share program. The maximum grant for 2021 is $10,000.

Application DeadlineMay 13

More Information: Click https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Communities/Wildfire/VolunteerFireDepartmentResources/Pages/default.aspx.

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission: R3 (Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation) Education Grant Program   (Funding Source: PA Fish & Boat Commission)

Who May Apply: School districts, universities and colleges, community and civic groups, sportsmen’s and conservation organizations, and local recreation departments.
Use: The development and delivery of education programs to retain and/or reactivate former anglers and boaters and to recruit new anglers and boaters, especially under-represented populations. Existing programs will only be eligible for funding to expand their programs.
Funds: Will reimburse up to $25,000 for eligible program expenses for the period ending June 30, 2022. The grants require a minimum of 25% cash or in-kind match of staff time and/or other project expenses. Requests for amounts greater than $25,000 may be considered.
Application DeadlineApril 12
More Information: Click on https://www.fishandboat.com/Transact/Grants/Pages/R3GrantProgram.aspx.

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: School-to-Work Program  (Funding Source: Reemployment Fund - State)

Who May Apply: An entity that is, or will be, registered with the department as a pre-apprenticeship program. The applicant must partner with at least one school in a school district, charter school, regional charter school, cyber charter school, intermediate unit or career and technical school.
Use: To create learning opportunities for participating students, including classroom training, workplace visits, internships, apprenticeships, mentorships, employment opportunities, special education transition, Capstone Cooperative Education, job shadowing or externships.
Funds: Grants will be awarded in maximum increments of $250,000. A total of $2.6 million is available statewide.
Application Deadline: April 14 at 4 PM
More Information: Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx. 

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment Program  (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)

Who May Apply: For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations.
Uses: Abatement and treatment of AMD through treatment facility system construction, as well as treatment system repair, upgrade or operation and maintenance of existing passive and active treatment systems. 
Funds: Grants shall not exceed $1,000,000. A match of at least 15% of the total project cost is required.
Application Deadline: May 31
More information: Click on 
https://dced.pa.gov/programs/abandoned-mine-drainage-abatement-treatment-program-amdatp/.

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Baseline Water Quality Data Program  (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)

Who May Apply: For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations.
Uses: T
o establish baseline water quality data on private water supplies. 
Funds
: Grants shall not exceed $250,000. A match of at least 15% of the total project cost is required.
Application Deadline: May 31
More information: Click on 
https://dced.pa.gov/programs/baseline-water-quality-data-program/.

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Flood Mitigation Program  (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)

Who May Apply: For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. 
Uses: Flood
 mitigation projects. 
Funds
: Grants shall not exceed $500,000. A match of at least 15% of the total project cost is required.
Application Deadline: May 31
More information: Click on 
https://dced.pa.gov/programs/flood-mitigation-program-fmp/.

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program  (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)

Who May Apply: For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. 
Uses: Projects which involve development, rehabilitation and improvements to public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails and river conservation.
Funds: Grants shall not exceed $250,000. A match of at least 15% of the total project cost is required.
Application Deadline: May 31
More information: Click on 
https://dced.pa.gov/programs/greenways-trails-and-recreation-program-gtrp/.

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Orphan and Abandoned Well Plugging  (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)

Who May Apply: For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations.
Uses: Orphan or abandoned well plugging projects. 

Funds
: Grants shall not exceed a total of $1,000,000.
Application Deadline
: May 31
More information: Click on 
https://dced.pa.gov/programs/orphan-abandoned-well-plugging-program-oawp/.

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Sewage Facilities Program  (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)

Who May Apply: For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations.
Uses
Costs associated with the planning work required under Act 537, the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act. 
Funds
: Grants shall not exceed a total of $100,000. A match of at least 50% of the total project cost is required.
Application Deadline
: May 31
More information: Click on 
https://dced.pa.gov/programs/sewage-facilities-program-sfp/.

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Watershed Restoration and Protection Program  (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund)

Who May Apply: For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. 
Uses: Projects which involve the construction, improvement, expansion, repair, maintenance or rehabilitation of new or existing watershed protection Best Management Practices (BMPs).

Funds
: Grants shall not exceed $300,000. A match of at least 15% of the total project cost is required.
Application Deadline
: May 31
More information: Click on 
https://dced.pa.gov/programs/watershed-restoration-protection-program-wrpp/.

 

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 Deadline: April 14. 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 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 Deadline: April 14. 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).

UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES:

DEP County Recycling Coordinator Grant Program (Section 903): April 30 (Funding Source: Recycling Fund)

  • Counties. - To reimburse 50% of the cost of employing a county recycling coordinator in the previous calendar year.