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State Grant Opportunities

Please note that you are on the STATE grants page. The grants listed below are by category. You can search these by hitting "Control" and "F" on your keyboard and entering a search word or phrase.


Municipal Recycling Grants (DEP) - For the development of municipal recycling programs. Application period is closed.

Growing Greener Grants -  Watershed protection and abandoned mine drainage projects, the agency announced today. Local governments, non-profits, schools, municipal authorities and watershed associations are eligible to apply. Applicatin period is closed.

Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program - For the incremental purchase and conversion costs of heavy-duty natural gas fleet vehicles.

Environmental Education Grants - (Keyword EE Grants) Funding environmental education projects that address: Watersheds, Air Quality, Brownfields, Energy Education, Environmental Literacy, and STEM Education.

Treevitalize - Tree planting

Water Resources Education Network (WREN) - Watershed education and source water protection. (Application period is now closed.)

Watershed Protection and Restoration Grants - (Keyword: Growing Greener) For the upcoming grant round, the Department will invest in projects that will ultimately protect or restore, or both, the Commonwealth's watersheds from impairment due to nonpoint source pollution. Application period is closed.

DCNR Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grants - Grant Workshops Scheduled. Application period is closed.

Reimbursement for DEP Certified Host Municipality Inspectors under Act 101 (Section 1102), the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act of 1988 and Act 108 (Section 304), the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act of 1988. (Keyword: Host Municipality Inspector) Application period is closed.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Incentive Grants (Keyword: AFIG)  Grant funds are available for the conversion or purchase of natural gas vehicles weighing 26,000 pounds or less, as well as the conversion or purchase of electric, propane or other alternative fuel vehicles of any size.

A Guide to Funding Opportunities: Conservation, Recreation and Preservation - Compiled by the Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition.

Clean Diesel Grant Program - (Keyword: Clean Diesel) For diesel emission reduction projects. Application period is closed.


Multimodal Fund (PennDOT) - PennDOT has $40 million in grants for fiscal year 2015-16 available for successful applicants, $35 million of which must be put toward highway and/or bridge projects. Applicants who previously submitted for fiscal year 2014-15 funds do not need to re-submit for fiscal year 2015-16 as their applications will be automatically considered if not selected for fiscal year 2014-15 funding. Application period is closed.

Automated Red Light Enforcement Transportation Enhancement Grants Program (ARLE) -  For more information, click here. Application period is closed.

PennDOT Multimodal Fund - Application period is closed.

Safe Routes to School - Promote, educate and encourage walking and biking to school.

Economic Development

Emergency Solutions Grant Program - Eligible activities include street outreach, shelter, rapid rehousing and homelessness prevention. Application period is closed.

Community and Local Government Assistance Programs - The state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has compiled a list of the department’s assistance programs to support your efforts to improve your community.

Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) - The CFA approved guidelines for nine grant programs and will begin accepting applications on March 21, 2014. These programs will provide grants for transportation improvements, greenways, trails and parks, small water and sewer projects, and a variety of other environmental improvement projects. Deadlines and guidelines for these programs are also on the website. Application period is closed.

Emergency Services

DCNR Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants - Grants to guard against the threat of fires in forested, undeveloped and unprotected areas or for purchasing mobile or portable radios, installing dry hydrants, wildfire prevention and mitigation work, training wildfire fighters, or converting and maintaining federal excess vehicles. Application period is closed.

Fire Company, Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program       
The Fire Company, Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program (FCVASGP) provides grants for volunteer and career fire, volunteer ambulance and rescue companies. Eligible organizations may apply for grant funding for facilities, equipment, debt reduction and training. For more information, visit the Office of the State Fire Commissioner's website or click here. Application period is closed.

Historic Preservation

Keystone Historic Preservation Grants - Funds small construction projects for publicly accessible historic resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The application deadline is March 2, 2015.