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 Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) Endowment Act – Treatment Training – Eligibility of these funds is open to any for-profit entity, non-profit entity, an entity affiliated with a CAC or MDIT (e.g., public agency or hospital) or unit of local government. Schools (including colleges and universities) are considered governmental units and are eligible to apply. This funding is specifically for the training of persons who treat adult and/or child victims/survivors of child sexual abuse. Deadline: August 11, 2023. Click here for more information.
City of Pittsburgh 2023 Neighborhood Economic Development Grant – Neighborhood Economic Development (NED) Grants are federally-funded grants made to local organizations serving Pittsburgh residents with low and moderate incomes. Only Registered Community Organizations (RCOs) and Community Development Organizations (CDCs) are eligible to apply for these funds, which will be used to benefit eligible census tracts around the City. Deadline: August 11, 2023. Click here for more information.
City of Pittsburgh 2023 Emergency Solutions Grant funds (ESG) Application – The purpose of the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program is to assist individuals and families in quickly regaining stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness. Recipients, which can be state governments, metropolitan cities, urban counties and U.S. territories receive ESG funds from HUD and make these funds available to eligible subrecipients, which can be either local government agencies or private nonprofit organizations. Subrecipients that want to operate the homeless assistance and/or homelessness prevention projects must apply for ESG funds through the governmental recipient, not directly through HUD. Deadline: August 17, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants – The Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program is now accepting application for the 2023 program year. AFIG 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. Deadlines: August 25, 2023 and December 15, 2023. Click here for more information.
DCED Keystone Communities Program (KCP) – Designed to encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors that jointly support local initiatives such as the growth and stability of neighborhoods and communities; social and economic diversity; and a strong and secure quality of life. The program allows communities to tailor the assistance to meet the needs of its specific revitalization effort. A flexible tool for use in community and economic development for a variety of uses including planning activities, façade grant programs, accessible housing programs, and development grants. Deadline: August 31, 2023. Click here for more information.
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (DOA) Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program – Provides funding as a reimbursement grant to eligible applicants seeking to improve urban agriculture infrastructure in Pennsylvania. These grants will build out the infrastructure of urban agriculture by investing in the system, filling gaps, encouraging entities to work together, finding ways to bring operations to a greater scale, overcoming food deserts, and opening opportunities for people to become social entrepreneurs. Deadline: September 1, 2023. Click here for more information.
Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) Wild Resource Conservation Program – This program aids in the conservation of the commonwealth’s native flora and non-game fauna. The program provides grants and facilitates the flow of information between researchers, conservationists, and educators. Deadline: September 1, 2023. Click here for more information.
DCED Local Share Account (LSA) – Category 4 Facilities Program (Berks, Cumberland, Westmoreland, and York Counties) – The PA Race Horse Development and Gaming Act (Act 2004-71), as amended, provides for the distribution of gaming revenues from Category 4 licensed facilities through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to support projects in the public interest within the host counties. 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 and be located within a county hosting a Category 4 licensed gaming facility. Deadline: September 30, 2023. Click here for more information.
DCED Local Share Account (LSA) – Luzerne County – Eligible applicants include the Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority and any municipality in Luzerne County. Projects in the public interest. See program guidelines for specific eligible uses of funds. Deadline: September 30, 2023. Click here for more information.
DCED Local Share Account (LSA) – Monroe County – LSA funds may be used for economic development, community development and public interest projects in Monroe County and the following counties contiguous to: Carbon, Lackawanna, Northampton, Pike and Wayne. See program guidelines for specific eligible uses of funds. Eligible applicants include any municipality in Monroe County, as well as those counties and municipalities contiguous to Monroe County. Economic development and redevelopment authorities in Monroe County and the contiguous counties (Carbon, Lackawanna, Northampton, Pike, and Wayne) are also eligible. Deadline: September 30, 2023. Click here for more information.
DCED Local Share Account (LSA) – Northampton and Lehigh Counties – LSA funds may be used for economic development, community development and public interest projects. Eligible applicants include municipalities, counties, economic development agencies and redevelopment authorities in Northampton and Lehigh Counties. Deadline: September 30, 2023. Click here for more information.
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 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 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 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 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 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.