Burns: Fresh round of grant opportunities have March, April deadlines

State funding available for wide range of purposes

EBENSBURG, Feb. 11 – Municipalities and organizations may want to take note of several varied competitive state grant programs with open application windows that close in the next month or so, according to state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria.


“I urge anyone and everyone who thinks they may be eligible to make application, because you’ll never know unless you try,” Burns said. “That’s why I’ve consistently touted these grant opportunities as a way to have more of your tax dollars returned to our communities.”


For the past several years, Burns has made a priority of informing and encouraging government, nonprofit and other eligible entities to apply for available grants – and has offered the assistance of his own in-house grant writer.


Burns said Brittany Blackham, who fills that role, can be reached in his Portage office at (814) 736-7339 to provide information or help with the following grant applications:


Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission: Keystone Historic Preservation

Eligibility: Municipalities and nonprofit organizations.

Use: Community preservation projects or construction grants for publicly accessible, government/nonprofit-owned historic buildings.

Application Deadline: March 1

More Information: https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/Grants-Funding/Pages/Planning-Projects.aspx or https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/Grants-Funding/Pages/Construction-Projects.aspx.


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2019 Residential Substance Abuse/Treatment

Eligibility: Counties (county jails and work release centers).

Use: Implement or expand Medication Assisted Treatment and Cognitive Behavior Treatment programs.

Application Deadline: March 4

More Information: https://www.pccdegrants.pa.gov/Egrants/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx and choose "2019 RSAT Re-Release."


Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Preserving Diverse Cultures – Strategies for Success

Eligibility: Nonprofits preserving art, culture of African-American, Latin, Asian, Native American, Hispanic communities.

Use: Organizational support.

Application Deadline: March 18

More Information: https://www.arts.pa.gov/Documents/2019-20_PDC_Application_Guidelines.pdf


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: JAG Under $10K Initiatives

Eligibility:  Municipalities that don't receive direct Justice Assistance Grant funding. List of eligible municipalities is under “Appendix A” in the link below.

Use: Up to $50,000 for equipment/supplies to support law enforcement activities.  

Application Deadline: March 22

More information: https://www.pccdegrants.pa.gov/Egrants/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx and choose “JAG Under $10K Initiatives.”


Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2)

Eligibility: Municipalities and recreation and conservation organizations.

Use: Public parks, recreation facilities, playgrounds, motorized and walking trails, river conservation and access, stream buffers, open space conservation, and regional and statewide partnerships.  

Application Deadline: April 10

More information: DCNR can assist with application development. A Feb. 27 grant webinar will also be provided. Visit: https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Communities/Grants/Pages/default.aspx.