GRANT MEMO: Nonprofit Security, Boating Facility, and Water/Sewer Funding Opportunities


Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: PA Industry Partnership Grant  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who May Apply: Local workforce development boards, non-profit and non-governmental entities, community-based organizations, educational and post-secondary educational organizations, labor organizations, business associations, and economic development entities.

Use: To identify workforce, education & training, and economic development needs, coordinate regional teams to support industry needs, identify public and community resources to address industry identified needs and increase collaboration among businesses within a targeted industry sector.

Funds: Up to $250,000 per partnership.

Application DeadlineOctober 28, 2022

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Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program  (Funding Source: Nonprofit Security Grant Fund)

Who May Apply: Non-profit organizations.

Use: To support security enhancements designed to protect the safety and security of the users of a facility located in the Commonwealth that is owned or operated by the nonprofit organization.

Funds: Awards between $5,000 and $150,000.

Application DeadlineOctober 31, 2022

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Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT): Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Program  (Funding Source: State, Federal, & Private Funding)

Who May Apply: Private companies.  

Use: To develop innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation, and ports.

Funds: Varies by award.

Application DeadlineOctober 31, 2022

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Commonwealth Financing Authority: COVID-19 ARPA PA Small Water & Sewer  (Funding Source: American Rescue Plan Act Funding)

Who May Apply: Municipalities or municipal authorities.

Use: To assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply system, sanitary sewer system, and storm water system projects.

Funds: Eligible projects are those which have a total project cost of not less than $30,000 and not more than $500,000.

Application Deadline: December 21, 2022

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Commonwealth Financing Authority: COVID-19 ARPA H2O PA  (Funding Source: American Rescue Plan Act Funding)

Who May Apply: Municipalities or municipal authorities.

Use: To assist with the construction of drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm water projects.

Funds: A minimum for $500,000 or more and a maximum of $20,000,000 for any project.

Application Deadline: December 21, 2022

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Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission: ?Boating Facility Grant  (Funding Source: Boat Fund)

Who May Apply: Public entities, such as townships, boroughs, municipal and county governments, as well as nonprofit groups (501c3) including land trusts, conservancies and watershed associations that have or will have the capability to provide boat access facilities that are open and available for general public use.

Use: To provide funding for the planning, acquisition, development, expansion and rehabilitation of public boating facilities located on the waters of the Commonwealth.

Funds: Up to 50% of costs.

Application Deadline: December 30, 2022

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

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

Use: To 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.

Funds: 50% matching reimbursement grants up to a maximum of $5,000.

Application DeadlineMarch 24, 2023 or until funds are exhausted.

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U.S. HUD Continuum of Care Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness: October 20, 2022  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

  • Nonprofit providers, states, and local governments. - To quickly rehouse homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.

OSFC Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program: October 21, 2022  (Funding Source: State Gaming Fund, Property Tax Relief Fund, and Fireworks Tax)

  • Eligible volunteer, municipal, and combination volunteer and municipal fire companies and eligible volunteer and career emergency medical services companies. - To support fire and EMS companies in Pennsylvania.

Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts Community-Driven Responses to Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose Mortality Program: October 21, 2022  (Funding Source: Foundation Funding)

  • Non-profit organizations providing a range of social- and/or health-related services within a given geographic area, Recovery Community Organizations, and community coalitions/partnership. - To support community-based organizations’ (CBO) capacity to reduce opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdose mortality.

PCCD 2023-2024 Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP) Implementation Program: October 24, 2022  (Funding Source: General Fund)

  • Non-profit entities and institutions of higher education. - To evaluate the quality of services provided to system involved youth, assist providers in the development and implementation of a quality improvement plan, then reassessing the service again to look for positive changes in service delivery.

PCCD Women’s Reentry Services Initiative: October 25, 2022  (Funding Source: General Fund)

  • Non-profit organizations. - To provide holistic reentry services to assist women in their return to communities across Pennsylvania.

Natural Lands/PECO PECO Green Region Open Space Program: October 27, 2022  (Funding Source: Private Funding)

  • Southeastern Pennsylvania municipalities, as well as non-profits within the City of Philadelphia. - To support efforts to preserve, protect, and improve open spaces.

PCCD Coordinated Community Violence Intervention (CVI) Strategies Pilot Grants Program: October 31, 2022  (Funding Source: ARPA Funds)

  • Community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, municipalities, district attorneys, and counties. - To support five to eight pilot projects with planning and implementation of short-term intervention, mid-term prevention, and long-term transformation strategies designed to increase local coordination to more effectively prevent, intervene, and respond to gun and group-related violence.

U.S. Department of Energy Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Grant Program: November 7, 2022 (Concept papers due)  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

  • Institutions of higher education, for-profit entities, non-profit entities, local government entities, state government entities, and Tribal nations. - To solicit regional clean hydrogen hubs (H2Hubs) in accordance with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF): November 14, 2022  (Funding Source: Multimodal Transportation Fund)       

  • Municipalities, council of governments, business and non-profit organizations, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, public airports, airport authorities, and port and rail entities. - To improve transportation assets that enhance communities, pedestrian safety, and transit revitalization.

DEP Environmental Education Grants: December 9, 2022  (Funding Source: Environmental Education Fund)     

  • Schools, colleges, nonprofit community and environmental organizations, county conservation districts, and businesses. - To provide opportunities to expand the public’s understanding of Pennsylvania’s environmental issues and develop skills required to make informed decisions and take responsible action on behalf of the environment.

DEP Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant: December 16, 2022  (Funding Source: General Fund)

  • School districts, municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and businesses in Pennsylvania. - To assist in a transition to cleaner fuel transportation.

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.

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.

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.

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.