State Grant Opportunities for Boroughs

PSAB does not administer grants and provides resources for informational purposes only.

STATE PROGRAMS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: 

Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Recruitment Incentives for Law Enforcement

Who May Apply: Local law enforcement agencies, campus or university police, railroad or street railway police, airport authority police, and county park police.

Use: Funding is explicitly to support Act 120 training and recruitment activities for law enforcement officers that will take place between Oct. 19, 2023 and June 30, 2025.


Funds: $14 million in federal COVID Relief (ARPA) is available. PCCD anticipates this funding being able to support approximately 2,000 new fulltime officers statewide.

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all funding is committed, at which point the application period will close.

More information: PCCD Website

 

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement & Treatment Program

Who May Apply: Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations, for profit businesses.

Use: Grants may be used for abatement of abandoned mine drainage and/or treatment of abandoned mine drainage through treatment facility system construction, treatment system repair, and upgrades or operation and maintenance of existing passive and active treatment systems.


Funds: Grant requests shall not exceed $1 million.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

More information: CFA Website

 

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Baseline Water Quality Data Program

Who May Apply: Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations, for profit businesses.

Use: Eligible projects are those that will use accepted scientific principles and practices for water sample collection and analysis to document existing groundwater quality conditions on private water supplies.


Funds: Grant requests shall not exceed $250,000.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

More information: CFA Website

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Flood Mitigation Program

Who May Apply: Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations, for profit businesses.

Use: Eligible projects are to assist with flood mitigation.


Funds: Grant requests shall not exceed $500,000.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

More information: CFA Website

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program

Who May Apply: Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations, for profit businesses.

Use: Planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects.


Funds: Grant requests shall not exceed $250,000.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

More information: CFA Website

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Orphan or Abandoned Well Plugging Program

Who May Apply: Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations, for profit businesses.

Use: Cleaning out and plugging of abandoned and orphan oil and gas wells, stray gas mitigation systems, and well venting projects.


Funds: Grant requests shall not exceed $1,000,000.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

More information: CFA Website

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Sewage Facilities Program

Who May Apply: Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations, for profit businesses.

Use: Costs associated with the planning work required under the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act.
Funds: Grant requests shall not exceed $100,000.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

More information: CFA Website

 

 

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Watershed Restoration Protection Program

Who May Apply: Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations, for profit businesses.

Use: Projects that restore and maintain restored streams impaired by nonpoint source polluted runoff.


Funds: Grant requests shall not exceed $300,000.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

More information: CFA Website

 

Department of Health: WalkWorks Grant Program

Who May Apply: Municipalities located in either a PA Department of Health State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) priority county or in communities with an overall percentile rating above 60 in the PA Department of Environmental Protection’s PennEnviroScreen Tool. The 10 current SPAN counties include Clearfield, Erie, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mercer, Northumberland, and Philadelphia.

Use: Funds and structured pre-planning assistance will be available to a limited number of municipal and/or multi-municipal applicants to complete the steps necessary to prepare to apply in the future for funds for the development of active transportation plans.
Funds: Municipalities are eligible to receive grants of $3,000.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

More information: Program Guidelines

 

Commission on Crime and Delinquency: National Incident-Based Reporting System Compliance Efforts

Who May Apply: Local law enforcement agencies, campus or university police, railroad or street railway police, airport authority police, and county park police.

Use: Funds for the proposed program shall be used to improve reporting of crime statistics by upgrading technology infrastructure to report incident-based crime data to the FBI’s NIBRS.


Funds: $10 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding is available. PCCD expects to fund approximately 50 grants with budgets not to exceed $200,000 over the two-year project period.

Application Deadline: June 13. 2024

More information: PCCD Website

 

Department of Environmental Protection: Growing Greener (Watershed Restoration and Protection) Plus Program

Who May Apply: Incorporated watershed associations, counties, county conservation districts, council of governments, tax-exempt corporations under 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, educational institutions, or municipal authorities.

Use: Projects that reduce nonpoint source pollution—especially nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment pollution from agricultural and stormwater runoff. The Department is particularly interested in design and construction projects that implement effective best management practices that reduce or eliminate pollutant loadings and lead to local water quality improvements.


Funds: The maximum grant amount is $500,000.

Application Deadline: June 21, 2024

More information: DEP Website

 

Department of Environmental Protection: Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Grant

Who May Apply: Incorporated watershed associations, counties, municipalities, county conservation districts, council of governments, tax-exempt corporations under 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, educational institutions, or municipal authorities.

Use: To improve and protect Pennsylvania’s waters from nonpoint source pollution associated with AMD, energy resource extraction, agricultural activities, stormwater runoff, streambank, and shoreline degradation, along with verifying and demonstrating efficacy with enhanced data collection and distribution.


Funds: Funding is provided by the EPA and authorized through Section 319(h) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

Application Deadline: June 21, 2024

More information: DEP Website

 

Department of Community and Economic Development: Sports Marketing and Tourism Account

Who May Apply: Municipalities, local authorities, nonprofit organizations, or a legal entity that meets the criteria outlined in the program guidelines.

Use: Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to, costs related to preparations necessary for conducting the event, promotion, marketing, programming, paid advertising, production and technical expenses, site fees and costs, on-site hospitality, and more.


Application Deadline: June 30, 2024

More information: DCED Website

 

Liquor Control Board: Reducing Underage Drinking and Dangerous Drinking Grant

Who May Apply: School districts, including trade and technical schools, institutions of higher education, municipal representatives, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, community organizations, municipal police departments, college/university police departments.

Use: The focus of grant projects and activities is the development of innovative and comprehensive programs which address underage drinking, dangerous drinking by those who are of legal drinking age, and/or to promote responsible alcohol consumption by those of legal drinking age. If the program is not innovative, then it must be evidence-based, or evidence informed.


Funds: The grant cycle spans two years (July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025, and July 1, 2025 to June 30, 2026) and the maximum award is capped at $50,000 per cycle and $25,000 per year.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2026

More information: LCB Website

 

Department of Transportation: Automated Red Light Enforcement Transportation Enhancements Grant Program (ARLE Program)

Who May Apply: Local governments, planning organizations, or Commonwealth agencies.

Use: Eligible uses include, but are not limited to, roadway safety, mobility, and capacity upgrades, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, local technical assistance program projects, and traffic signal improvements.


Funds: PennDOT anticipates $32 million available with the intent of funding worthwhile projects that can be completed at a relatively low cost.

Application Deadline: A pre-application scoping form is required to be submitted by April 30, 2024. Feedback will be provided by May 31, 2024. The application period will be open from June 1, 2024, to June 30, 2024.

More information: PennDOT Website

 

Department of Community and Economic Development: Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF)

Who May Apply: Municipalities, councils of government, businesses, economic development organizations, public transportation agency, ports (rail/freight)

Use: The MTF provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure a safe and reliable system of transportation exists in Pennsylvania. The program is intended to provide financial assistance in order to improve public transportation assets that enhance communities, pedestrian safety, and transit revitalization.


Funds: Requests must have a total eligible cost of $100,000 or more and no request shall exceed $3,000,000 for any project.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2024

More information: DCED Website

 

Historical and Museum Commission: Historical & Archival Records Care Grant

Who May Apply: Local government entities and nonprofit organizations

Use: Projects must relate to some aspect of Pennsylvania’s history and funds may be used for preservation of original historical records.


Funds: Single organizations can apply for up to $5,000. Two or three organizations can apply for up to $10,000 or $15,000, respectively, for joint projects.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2024

More information: PHMC Website

 

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: Wild Resource Conservation Program

Who May Apply: Counties, municipalities, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, conservation districts, and municipal authorities. Individuals, state government agencies, and for-profit businesses may be eligible depending on the project.

Use: Grant applications will be accepted for species surveys, conservation, and management.

Funds: Funding comes through the Wil Resource Conservation Fund and a portion of the Environmental Stewardship Fund. Grant size varies, but the average grant award is $30,000.

Application Deadline: July 1, 2024

More information: DCNR website

 

Department of Transportation: National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Grant

Who May Apply: All incorporated entities are eligible to receive NEVI funds unless a state or federal restriction would prevent PennDOT from awarding federal funds to the entity.

Use: Funds must be used to projects directly related to charging stations that are planned to be open to the public at all times.


Funds: Over the five years of the NEVI program, Pennsylvania will receive $171.5 million in federal funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Application Deadline: July 10, 2024

More information: PennDOT website
 
 
ADDITIONAL FEDERAL GRANT RESOURCES
 
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) PENNDOT Resource Page
 
 
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) PA DEP Resource Page


 Environmental/Outdoor/Recreation

Peer & Circuit Rider Grants

Riparian Forest Buffer Grant Program
 
Section 902 Recycling Program Development and Implementation Grants

Section 904 Municipal Recycling Program Performance Grants
 

Environmental Education Grants

Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants

Watershed Restoration and Protection Program (WRPP)

Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program

Flood Mitigation

RecTAP Grants

Growing Greener

Motorized Trails

Non-Motorized Trails

Conservation Excellence Grant Program

PA WalkWorks Grants

All-Terrain Vehicle and Snowmobile Grants

Sewage Facilities Grant Program

Land Acquisition and Conservation Program

Park Rehabilitation and Development

State and Regional Partnerships Program

TreeVitalize
 
 Transportation/Sidewalks/Infrastructure

Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program

PennDOT Multimodal Fund

Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program

CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund

Automated Red-Light Enforcement Transportation Enhancement Grants Program

Green Light-Go Traffic Signal Enhancement Program

Homeowner Septic Loan Program

Small Water and Sewer Program


Multimodal Transportation Fund; Invitation to Submit Applications

 Archival Records

Historic & Archival Records Care Program

 Housing Assistance

Emergency Solutions Grant Program

 Economic Development & Shared Services

Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP)

Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP)

Keystone Grants for Public Libraries

Keystone Communities Program (KCP)

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Municipal Assistance Program


 Emergency Services

Fire Company and EMS Grant Program / More Info

Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant Program

Local Law Enforcement Grants

Innovative Policing Initiative

Violence Prevention and Intervention Program

 Historic Preservation

Keystone Historic Preservation Project Grants

Certified Local Government Grant Program

 Tourism

  None at this time.