Our DCG Public Affairs and Lobbying Team has many years of experience working on the identification, application and administration of funding opportunities in Pennsylvania as well as at various levels of local and federal government. We strive to keep you informed and provide you with information that may be essential to your business. Below are recent funding opportunities that are available. Please contact us for more information or if you wish to apply.
Pennsylvania Grant Programs
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (DOA) Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Recovery Reimbursement Grant – The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Recovery Reimbursement Grant program is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to provide reimbursement to farms, integrators, and allied industries directly impacted by HPAI by suffering demonstrable financial losses due to inclusion in a control or quarantine zone. Deadline: October 5, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) 2024-2025 Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy (JJSES) Initiative – This funding opportunity is open to any organization that can demonstrate the ability to provide statewide training and technical assistance to juvenile probation departments within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Deadline: October 6, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) Public Defender Training Initiatives – The goal of this initiative is to improve the skills of public defenders in Pennsylvania in order to provide each client with high quality legal representation. Under this initiative, the applicant agency must demonstrate the ability to provide training at a statewide level and demonstrate a history of providing training and technical assistance to public defenders in Pennsylvania. Deadline: October 11, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) Prosecutor Training Initiatives – The goal of this initiative is to aid prosecutors and law enforcement personnel in expanding their legal knowledge and trial skills. Under this initiative, the applicant agency must demonstrate the ability to provide training at a statewide level and become certified by the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an accredited CLE provider. Deadline: October 11, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) 2023-2024 PACTT Non-competitive Grants to PACTT Affiliates – The goal of this funding announcement is to establish or enhance existing academic, work experience, and job skills training services provided to delinquent youth by affiliates that are residential, community-based, and/or juvenile probation office service providers operating within Pennsylvania. Deadline: October 13, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Coastal Zone Grants – Local governments, area-wide agencies, state agencies, educational institutions, conservation districts, port authorities and public authorities and incorporated nonprofit, including 501(c)(3) organizations that are eligible to receive federal grants. Coastal zone grants may be applied to a wide variety of studies, plans, designs, research, acquisition and construction projects pertaining to one or more of the established CRMP policies, which guide the competitive selection process. Deadline: October 16, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) 2024 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program – Under this solicitation, federal funds are being made available to support counties seeking to increase opportunities to provide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in combination with Cognitive Behavior Treatment (CBT) to individuals in county jails and upon release to the community. Deadline: October 18, 2023. Click here for more information.
REACH PA Grant – The Racial Equity Advancement in Communities through Harm reduction (REACH) program is a statewide grant program aimed at supporting community-based organizations to adopt and grow a harm reduction philosophy and practice. In partnership with Vital Strategies, the Scattergood Foundation is offering grants of up to $50,000 to support the work of Pennsylvania’s community-based organizations in order to reduce the incidence of negative health effects and the number of fatal overdoses among BIPOC people who use drugs. Deadline: October 30, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) Resources for Gun Violence Victims Needs Assessment & Technical Assistance Initiative – The primary purpose of this initiative is to assess the needs of gun violence victims/survivors in communities across Pennsylvania in order to develop and pilot a new strategy to coordinate outreach and service delivery in an area with chronic and/or increasing levels of gun violence. Deadline: October 31, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) Strategic Investments to Enhance Sites Program (PA SITES) – The Pennsylvania Strategic Investments to Enhance Sites Program (PA SITES) was established to provide grant funding to eligible applicants to develop competitive sites for businesses to relocate or expand within the Commonwealth. Open to municipalities, economic development organizations, redevelopment authorities, municipal authorities and industrial development agencies. Deadline: November 8, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Education Grants – This program welcomes applications for the development of innovative formal and non-formal environmental education projects that: 1) Address grant program priorities; 2) Provide opportunities to expand the public’s understanding of Pennsylvania’s environmental issues; and 3) Develop skills required to make informed decisions and take responsible action on behalf of the environment. Deadline: November 15, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) Local Share Account (LSA) – Statewide – Projects in the public interest. Projects that improve the quality of life of citizens in the community. Eligible projects must be owned and maintained by an eligible applicant or a nonprofit organization. Eligible applicants include Pennsylvania counties, municipalities, municipal authorities, economic development agencies and redevelopment authorities. Deadline: November 30, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Department of Education Ready to Learn Block Grant – The 2023-2024 Ready to Learn Block Grant appropriation is $295,000,000. Allocations will be distributed using the formula enacted in the Fiscal Code and will be equivalent to the amount appropriated for 2021-2022 per Act 55 of 22. Deadline: November 30, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Council On The Arts Creative Communities Initiative – This program provides multi-year funding for place-based, community-driven, arts-based projects that serve as catalysts for social cohesion, livability, and community and economic development. Commonly referred to as creative placemaking, these projects are rooted in deep community engagement and authentically engage artists, culture bearers, designers, and community members through conversation, cultivation, and creation activities to address community needs, challenges, and opportunities. Deadline: December 1, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) AML/AMD Grant Program – County or municipality, county conservation district, council of government, municipal authority, other appropriate incorporated nonprofit organization (incorporated watershed association or entity whose mission is to further the protection, enhancement, conservation, or preservation of Pennsylvania’s environmental resources, including foundations, conservancies, environmental associations, and commissions). Projects eligible to receive a grant through the AML/AMD Grant Program must reclaim or enhance AML sites that pose a threat to the environment and/or public health and safety, as specified in SMCRA. Sites must be determined eligible by BAMR, entered into both DEP’s and OSMRE’s AML inventory systems, and, in most cases, associated with a coal mine that was abandoned prior to August 3, 1977. Deadline: December 2, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants – This program has approximately $3 million in funding available to school districts, municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and businesses in Pennsylvania that want to transition to cleaner fuel transportation. Deadline: December 15, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Boating Facility Grant Program – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) created the Boating Facility Grant Program to provide grants for the planning, acquisition, development, expansion and rehabilitation of public boating facilities located on the waters of the Commonwealth. The goal of the program is to ensure Pennsylvania’s recreational boaters have the highest quality boating facilities. Deadline: December 30, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Pumpout Grant Program – Clean Vessel Act grant funds are available to both the public and private sector. This includes all local governmental entities and private businesses that own and operate boating facilities. To participate in this program, the pumpout stations must be open to the general boating public. The Grant will reimburse recipients for up to 75% of the installation cost of pumpout and dump stations. This includes the cost of new equipment, or the renovation or upgrading of existing equipment, as well as necessary pumps, piping, fitting, lift stations, on-site holding tanks, pier or dock modifications, signs, permits and other miscellaneous equipment needed for a complete and efficient station. Deadline: December 30, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) Housing Options Grant Program – Non-profits and developers. Funds can be used to help continue affordable housing production in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Deadline: All grants should be awarded no later than December 31, 2024. All funds must be expended by December 31, 2026. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Cooking in Healthy Electrified Commercial Kitchens: Education and Rebate Program for Schools and Nonprofits – Simply listen to one of the recorded webinars, and then apply for a rebate on a variety of types of equipment to make your commercial kitchen a healthier and more environmentally friendly place. Deadline: December 31, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) Foundations in Industry Training (Program) – Eligible applicants (sponsor) are any sponsor operating an apprenticeship program in the commonwealth, irrespective of whether the sponsor employs the apprentice, is eligible to apply. The apprenticeship program must be registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s (L&I) Apprenticeship and Training Office (ATO) and evidenced by a certificate of registration. Funding is provided to eligible applicants (sponsors) to reach the ultimate goal of increasing apprenticeship accessibility across the commonwealth. Eligible uses of funds are expenses related to instruction that complements on-the-job training, delivering the technical and academic competencies that apply to the job. Deadline: Applications will be accepted and evaluated on an ongoing basis with awards made to eligible applicants for as long as funds are available. Grantees can request funding for up to three years in the request. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Act 190, Chapter 2 – Act 190, Chapter 2, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Grant – Provides reimbursement to registered sponsors of collection programs for household hazardous waste, electronics, and tires (but not tire pile cleanups). Reimbursement available for up to 50 percent of eligible costs. Eligible costs typically include collection, transportation and management of the wastes plus education programs. Deadline: Open. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (DOA) Resource Enhancement & Protection Program (REAP) – REAP is a first-come, first-served program that enables farmers, businesses, and landowners to earn PA income tax credits to offset the cost of implementing conservation practices. Tax credits provided by the REAP program helps farmers off-set the costs of implementing best management practices (BMPs) that benefit their farms and work to protect water quality at the same time. REAP 2023-24 application will be available in July 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Council of Arts Creative Sector Flex Fund – The Flex Fund provides support to eligible applicants that provide consistent annual levels of artistic programming and/or arts services in Pennsylvania. One application per applicant per year may be submitted. Eligible uses of grant funds include but are not limited to operating or programming expenditures. Grant Activity Period: January 1, 2024-December 31, 2024. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Keystone Historic Preservation Planning Grants – Available to nonprofit organizations and local governments for the planning and development for publicly accessible historic resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The purpose of the grant is to support projects that identify, preserve, promote and protect historic and archaeological resources of Pennsylvania for both the benefit of the public and the revitalization of communities. These guidelines address only historic preservation projects under the planning category. Please review the separate guidelines for the Keystone Historic Preservation Construction Grants for information pertaining to the bricks and mortar program. Deadline: March 1, 2024. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Keystone Historic Preservation Construction Grants – Funding is available to nonprofit organizations and local governments for small construction projects for publicly accessible historic resources. (Private property owners are not eligible for funding under this program and may wish to refer directly to Federal Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credit Program for information on historic tax credits.) The purpose of the grant is to support projects that rehabilitate, restore, or preserve historic resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. These guidelines address only construction-related activities. Please review the separate guidelines for the Keystone Historic Preservation Planning Grants for information pertaining to the preservation projects. Deadline: March 1, 2024. Click here for more information.