Other Grant Opportunities

Application Period for 319 Grants Now OPEN

The Department of Environmental Protection will be accepting applications for EPA Section 319 Watershed Restoration and Planning Grants starting June 24.  The deadline to apply is August 9. 

DEP has established several priorities for awarding grants, including reducing nonpoint source pollution in targeted watersheds with watershed implementation plans and projects to implement the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan.  

Examples of eligible projects include: design and construction of BMPs including riparian forest buffers, streambank fencing and erosion/sedimentation/nutrient control practices on cropland; animal waste storage systems; and design and construction of stormwater management BMPs and AMD treatment systems.

Other examples of eligible projects include projects that will reduce nonpoint source pollution in watersheds where streams are impaired and integrating stormwater management BMPs into watershed management strategies.

Grant applications must be submitted through the eGrants website.  

Questions should be directed to Roland Carney by sending email to: rscarney@pa.gov or call 717-783-2944

DCNR Multifunctional Riparian Forest Buffer Grant

For the third (and possibly final) year, DCNR is offering grants to eligible applicants for the installation of Multifunctional Riparian Forest Buffers throughout Pennsylvania. These buffers, funded by PENNVEST, provide opportunities for harvesting products such as nuts, berries, woody florals, forbs, and potentially, biomass. This grant program is open to any government agency, non-governmental organization, private business, and/or Pennsylvania resident. However, all applicants must prequalify for eligibility, prior to submitting an application for funding. The prequalification process will be open  July 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019.

The grant application period will be open for all prequalified applicants August 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019 (4pm) via DCNR’s online grant application portal. Grant funding will be awarded through a competitive grant application process.

Detailed information about the program and the prequalification process is available on DCNR’s website. Below are the most applicable program documents; additional documents and guidance can be found online.

MRFB Program Guidelines_PennVEST_June2019

PennVEST RFB_prequal process

RFB Grant Program_FAQs_PennVEST RFB

_Administrative Instructions Process

Questions can be directed to: Kelly Rossiter krossiter@pa.gov / 717-772-3319.