Recreation, library, beautification, and archival grant funding opportunities for your district

Recently Opened: 

Pennsylvania Environmental Council: Mini-Grants to Celebrate Local Trails Month Events

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, municipalities, counties, and educational institutions

Use: Event logistics to host a trail event, such as a fun-run or biking event on a rail trail, during the month of September. Not intended for trail maintenance.

Funds: Up to $500

Application Deadline: May 15

More Information: Click https://pecpa.org/press-releases/celebrate-pa-land-trails-this-september/

Pennsylvania Humanities Council: Teen Reading Lounge grants

Eligibility: Public libraries

Use: Program expenses and staffing costs to plan and implement a Teen Reading Lounge series

Funds: $8,000

Application Deadline: May 31

More Information: Click https://pahumanities.org/conversations/2019/04/15/bring-teen-reading-lounge-to-your-public-library

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful: Fresh Paint Days Beautification Grants

Eligibility: Tax-exempt community groups.

Use: To renew a community structure in need through fresh paint.

Funds: Up to 20 gallons of exterior paint and a gift card for painting supplies.

Application Deadline: June 28

More Information: Click https://www.keeppabeautiful.org/grants-awards/fresh-paint-days/

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission: Historical & Archival Records Care grant program

Eligibility: Historical societies, libraries, universities, local governments, school districts.

Use: Care of historic Pennsylvania records, records reformatting, and equipment.

Funds: Up to $15,000 with a 50/50 cash or in-kind match.  No match required for grants up to $5,000.

Application Deadline: August 1

More Information: Click https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/PHMC-Details.aspx?newsid=338

Upcoming Application Deadlines:

  • CFA High Performance Building Program: May 17

-          Small businesses, homeowners – To underwrite costs of certified green/LEED buildings

  • CFA Greenways, Trails, and Recreation; Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment; Baseline Water Quality Data; Flood Mitigation; Orphan and Abandoned Well Plugging; Sewage Facilities; Watershed Restoration and Protection: May 31

-          Municipalities, authorized nonprofits, higher education institutions, watershed organization, businesses

  • DEP Alternative Fuels Incentive Vehicle Grants: July 12 & December 13

-          School districts, municipal authorities, municipalities, nonprofits, private businesses - To purchase/retrofit vehicles, fueling stations, technology.

  • CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund: July 31

-          Municipalities, school districts, private businesses, nonprofits, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, railroad operators, port terminal operators

  • DEP 2018 Recycling Performance Grants: September 30

-          Municipalities – To reimburse 2018 recycling