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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.


Local Stormwater BMP Implementation Grant Program Applications are now being accepted for grants to provide funds for the construction of urban stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce the discharge of nutrients and sediments delivered to local waters and to the Chesapeake Bay.

Act 101, Section 902, Recycling Program Development and Implementation Grants - The grants reimburse counties and municipalities 90 percent of eligible recycling program development and implementation expenses. Pre-application conferences with Regional Recycling Program Contacts are required.

Section 904 Municipal Recycling Program Performance Grants. Grant applications must be on forms provided by the Department of Environmental Protection for calendar year 2014.  Applications received by the department after the deadline will be returned to the applicant. Grant awards are predicated on the receipt of recycling fees required under sections 701 and 702 of Act 101 and the availability of moneys in the Recycling Fund. 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. Application period is closed.

Treevitalize - Tree planting

DCNR Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grants  Application period is closed.

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


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. Application period is open through Dec. 18, 2015.

Automated Red Light Enforcement Transportation Enhancement Grants Program (ARLE)

Commonwealth Financing Authority - Multimodal Transportation Fund. Application Period: Closes July 31, 2015.

Green Light-Go Traffic Signal Enhancement Program - The Green Light-Go: Pennsylvania’s Municipal Signal Partnership Program (Green Light-Go Program) is designed to improve safety and mobility by reducing congestion and improving efficiency of existing traffic signals on state highways.  The Program is comprised of the Local Grant Element (Designated only Corridors funded through Act 89 of 2013) and the PennDOT Project Element (Critical Corridors).  Municipal applications for the Green Light-Go Program require a 50% match using municipal or private funds. Application period closed.

Economic Development

Community and Economic Development Funding Available to Communities - June 30 is the deadline for most of the programs, with consideration of applications expected in September by the CFA.

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) - 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. Deadlines vary by programs.

Emergency Services

Regional Police Support Grant - Offered through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). The grant serves to help with the creation of regional police departments. Decisions will be made at the June 2015 PCCD meeting. Application period is closed.

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.

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. - Application deadline Jan. 11, 2016