State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Oct. 4 Update

PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS:

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency: Building Resilient Infrastructure & Communities (replaces Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant)  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply: Local governments with a FEMA-approved Local Hazard Mitigation Plan are eligible to apply to PEMA as sub-applicants. Individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations are not eligible to apply for funds directly; however, an eligible local government entity may apply for funding on behalf of individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations. PEMA will be the statewide applicant to FEMA on behalf of eligible sub-applicants.

Use: Pre-disaster mitigation activities to reduce risk from future hazard events, while also reducing reliance on federal funding in future disasters. A federal disaster declaration is not required.

Funds: Federal cost-share is 75 percent.

Application Deadline: Letters of Interest (required step) must be sent to PEMA by 5pm October 15, 2021.  Completed applications to PEMA are due 5pm November 19, 2021.

More Information: Click on https://www.pema.pa.gov/Grants/BRIC/Pages/default.aspx.

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency: Flood Mitigation Assistance  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply: Local governments may apply to PEMA as sub-applicants. PEMA will be the statewide applicant to FEMA on behalf of all sub-applicants. Individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations are not eligible to apply for funds directly; however, an eligible local government entity may apply for funding on their behalf.  Only National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)-insured homes and businesses and municipalities in good standing with the NFIP are eligible for mitigation under this program. A federal disaster declaration is not required.

Use: Project scoping, community flood mitigation projects, technical assistance, flood hazard mitigation planning, and individual flood mitigation projects that reduce claims to the NFIP program.

Funds: The federal cost share is 75 percent.

Application Deadline: Letters of Interest (required step) must be sent to PEMA by 5pm October 15, 2021.  Completed applications to PEMA are due 5pm November 19, 2021.

More Information: Click on https://www.pema.pa.gov/Grants/FMA/Pages/default.aspx.

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development/Department of Health: COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Grant Program  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply: Non-profit organizations, including religious institutions and faith-based organizations; childcare and educational institutions, such as child/daycare facilities, K-12 schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education.

Use: To support grassroots outreach efforts to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, including local media buys, creation of outreach and training materials, sponsorship of vaccine-related community events, equipment rental to assist with setting vaccine appointments, and more.

Funds: Up to $100,000

Application Deadline: November 1

More Information: Click on https://dced.pa.gov/programs/covid-19-vaccine-outreach-grant-program-vogp/.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission: Cultural and Historical Support Grant  (Funding source: General Fund)

Who May Apply: Museums (with annual operating budgets exceeding $100,000 and at least one full-time professional staff person) and official county historical societies.

Use: To support general operating expenses.

Funds: Up to $65,000 for museums and between $2,500 to $4,000 for historical societies.

Application Deadline: November 4

More Information: Click on https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/Grants-Funding/Pages/Museum-Support.aspx.

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission: ?Boating Facility Grant  (Funding Source: Boat Fund)

Who May Apply: Public entities, such as townships, boroughs, municipal and county governments, as well as nonprofit groups (501c3) including land trusts, conservancies and watershed associations that have or will have the capability to provide boat access facilities that are open and available for general public use.

Use: To provide funding for the planning, acquisition, development, expansion and rehabilitation of public boating facilities located on the waters of the Commonwealth.

Funds: Up to 50% of costs.

Application Deadline: December 30

More Information: Click on https://www.fishandboat.com/Transact/Grants/Pages/BoatingFacilityGrantProgram.aspx.

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission: ?Erie Access Improvement Grant  (Funding Source: Fish Fund)

Who May Apply: Government entities and other nonprofit, sporting, conservation and watershed organizations as well as Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)-designated State Heritage Areas.

Use: To address acquisition and development needs in the Erie watershed.

Funds: Up to 50% of costs.

Application Deadline: December 30

More Information: Click on https://www.fishandboat.com/Transact/Grants/Pages/ErieAccessImprovementGrantProgram.aspx.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Environmental Education Grants  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who May Apply: Schools, nonprofits, colleges and universities, municipalities, county conservation districts, and businesses.

Use: While all education project topics are considered, water quality, climate change, and environmental justice are priority areas. Project examples include tours, demonstrations, and hands-on learning experiences and workshops on stream monitoring, rain gardens, wetlands, green infrastructure, and other watershed stewardship; solar and other renewable energy, alternative transportation, energy conservation, and other approaches to address climate change; and improving air quality and community and municipal partnerships to address local environmental challenges.

Funds: Mini grants up to $3,000 for local projects. General grants up to $85,000 for local, regional, and statewide projects.

Application Deadline: December 10

More Information: Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/EnvironmentalEducation/Grants/Pages/default.aspx.

Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Stabilization Grants  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply: Licensed childcare providers.

Use: One-time grants for operational expenses and costs related to the impacts of COVID-19.

Funds: See link below for funding amounts and distribution methodology.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

More Information: Click on https://www.pakeys.org/arpastabilizationgrants/.

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: American Rescue Plan Act Funding for Long-Term Care Providers  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May ApplyNursing facilities, personal care homes, and assisted living residences in DHS’ Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) system. All nursing facilities currently eligible and enrolled in Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program, Medical Assistance, will automatically receive direct payments. Any nursing facility that is not enrolled in Medicaid, as well as all personal care homes and assisted living residences, must complete the Facility Acceptance Form and return it to OLTL for DHS to issue the payment.

UseFor COVID-19-related costs.

Funds: See guidelines for funding distributions.

Facility Acceptance Form Deadline: None given. Facility Acceptance Form must be returned to DHS’ Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) for payment.

More Information: Click on https://www.dhs.pa.gov/providers/Providers/Pages/Long-Term-Care-Providers.aspx.

Pennsylvania Department of Health: Olweus Bullying Prevention Program  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply501c3 nonprofit youth organizations.

UseTo implement the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program to promote the reduction of bullying among 12 to 17 year-old youth.

Funds: Up to $80,000 for a 24-month period.

Bid Deadline: October 18

More Information: Click on http://www.emarketplace.state.pa.us/Solicitations.aspx?SID=RFA%2067-131.

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2021 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply: Counties, County Jails/County Work Release Centers, Single County Authorities, and/or County Behavioral Health Administrators.

Use: Implement or expand Medication Assisted Treatment and Cognitive Behavior Treatment programs to individuals in county jails and work release centers and upon release to the community.

Funds: PCCD expects to fund four projects with budgets not to exceed $150,000 over the 24-month project period. A 25 percent cash (state or local funds) or in-kind match is required. Federal funds may not be used as match.

Application DeadlineOctober 18

More Information: Click https://www.pccdegrants.pa.gov/Egrants/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx and choose "2021 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT)."

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency: Community Revitalization Fund Program   (Funding Source: Community Revitalization Fund)

Who May Apply: Units of local government (counties, cities, boroughs, etc.); redevelopment authorities; for-profit firms; non-profit groups; and economic development organizations.

Use: For the development of mixed-use properties in commercial/retail corridors in Pennsylvania that are undergoing revitalization. Eligible projects include: rehabilitation of older or under-utilized buildings for immediate re-use; preparing commercial build-out and business lease space; design of, and structural and legal conversion of, existing buildings; and provision of additional units of housing by combining uses in a single, newly constructed or renovated building.

Funds: Grants between $500,000 and $1,000,000 per applicant.

Proposal DeadlineNovember 5

More Information: Click on https://www.phfa.org/forms/crfp/2021-22_crfp_request_for_proposals.pdf.

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency: Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) Program (Funding Source: PHARE Fund)

Who May Apply: Counties, cities, boroughs, townships, towns, and home rule municipalities; housing, redevelopment, and similar public authorities; economic and community development organizations, housing development corporations and similar development entities; business improvement districts, neighborhood improvement districts, downtown improvement districts and similar organizations incorporated as authorities; homebuilders, contractors, and real estate developers.

Use: 4% tax credit projects, preservation/rehabilitation/renewal projects, rental housing creation, homelessness prevention, innovative housing solutions, homeownership programs, and housing counseling and financial education.

Funds: Awards are typically between $200,000 and $250,000. PHFA requires that all applicants target a minimum of 30% of their awarded PHARE funds to support households with incomes below 50% of median area income.

Proposal DeadlineNovember 19

More Information: Click on https://www.phfa.org/forms/phare_program_phare_fund/2021_phare_rfp_final.pdf.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Agriculture Energy Efficiency Rebate Program  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)       

Who May ApplyPennsylvania agricultural producers.

UseRebates for LED lighting (interior or exterior), variable frequency drives for milk vacuum pumps, and variable frequency drives for ventilation fans. Only equipment purchases will be eligible. Installation costs are not eligible.

Funds: Up to $5000 in rebates per applicant.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022

More Information: Click on www.dep.pa.gov/agricultureenergy.

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: Urban Agricultural Infrastructure Grant Program  (Funding Source: General Fund)       

Who May Apply: An individual, partnership, association, business, or municipal government.

UseProjects that grow agricultural infrastructure in urban food deserts to improve access to fresh, local food and provide opportunities for hands-on learning, community-building, and for people to become social entrepreneurs.  Community gardens are eligible projects.

Funds: Micro-grants up to $2,500 in matching funds for one-time projects or a single entity applicant. Collaboration grants up to $50,000 in matching funds.  A total of $500,000 is available statewide.

Application Deadline: October 15

More Information: Click on Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grants (pa.gov).

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency: Pennsylvania Academic and Career/Technical Training (PACTT) Grant  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who May ApplyThis is a non-competitive solicitation that is limited to privately operated residential facilities, community-based providers, and juvenile probation offices that are existing PACTT Affiliates.

Use: To improve services for delinquent youth receiving academic and career/technical training to help them catch up and succeed in school. A goal of the grant is to become a PACTT affiliate, which enables eligibility for future funding.

Funds: Grants up to $20,000.

Application DeadlineOctober 29

More Information: Click on https://www.pccdegrants.pa.gov/Egrants/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Multimodal Transportation Fund (Funding Source: Multimodal Transportation Fund)

Who May Apply: Municipalities, council of governments, business/non-profit organizations, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, public airports, airport authorities, and ports and rail entities.

Use: To coordinate local land use with transportation assets to enhance existing communities; improve streetscape, lighting, sidewalk facilities, and pedestrian safety; improve connectivity or utilization of existing transportation assets; or advance transit-oriented-development.

Funds: Grants shall normally not exceed $3,000,000 for any project. PENNDOT grants some exceptions. There is a 30% local match requirement, which PENNDOT may waive for municipalities.

Application DeadlineNovember 5

More Information: Click on https://www.penndot.gov/ProjectAndPrograms/MultimodalProgram/Pages/default.aspx.

OTHER PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS:

Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Advocacy and Reform/United Way of PA: Local Innovations in Vaccine Equity in Pennsylvania project (LIVE PA)  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply: Any faith-based and non-profit organizations with a goal of administering COVID-19 vaccinations, as well as COVID-19 education and outreach.

Use: To host and promote vaccination events. Additional vaccines may also be requested.

Funds: Mini-grants that will range from $400 to $40,000 per vaccination event (with a reimbursement rate of $10 per shot achieved and a matching rate of $10 per direct person-to-person outreach). 

Application Deadline: None provided.

More Information: Click on https://www.uwp.org/programs/live-grant/ or contact your local United Way chapter.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO): Comprehensive Community Approaches Preventing Substance Use (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply: The ideal applicant will have a strong partnership with one or more community organizations (e.g., public health, behavioral health providers, school systems, foster care system, healthcare, public safety, first responders or health and human services).

Use: To support the implementation of evidence-based approaches to prevent overdose, substance use disorders (SUD), adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and other potentially traumatic events in the homes and families of those most at risk of overdose.

Funds: Up to $450,000 per award.  Up to seven applications will be awarded.

Application Deadline: October 13

More Information: Click on https://www.naccho.org/uploads/downloadable-resources/CCAPS-RFA-2021_final.pdf.

 

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Violence Intervention and Prevention  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who May Apply: Community-based organizations (with or without 501c3 status), institutions of higher education, local municipalities, district attorneys, and counties.

Use: To support effective local intervening and preventative measures to stop gun and group violence in areas experiencing high rates of violent crime within Pennsylvania.

Funds: Awards will range from maximum budgets of $50,000 to $2,000,000 for project periods spanning up to two-years (24-months). Awards are tiered toward the applicant’s size and service area.

Application DeadlineOctober 15

More Information: Click on https://www.pccd.pa.gov/criminaljustice/GunViolence/Pages/Grants-and-Funding.aspx.

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grants  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who May Apply: Farmers and prospective farmers.

Use: Organic transition planning assistance, as well as professional services to assist with business planning, efficient transitions of farm ownership, strategic farm expansion, product diversification, and financial and technical expertise in order to enhance the long-term vitality of PA farms.

Funds: Reimbursement grants up to $7,500. Grants are limited to 75% of the total project cost. Up to $1 million is available statewide.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted.

More Information: Click on https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Pages/Farm-Vitality-Planning-Program.aspx.

OTHER PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS:

American Library Association: Let's Talk About It - Women's Suffrage

Who May Apply: A public, tribal, school, academic, or special library.

Use: A scholar-led reading and discussion program. The program involves reading a common series of books selected by national scholars and discussing them in the context of a larger, overarching theme. Reading and discussion groups explore the theme through the lens of the humanities by relating the readings to historical trends and events; other works of literature; and philosophical and ethical ideas.

Funds: Twenty-five libraries will be selected to receive a $1,000 stipend to support programming costs, ten copies of five themed books, access to programming guides and support materials, virtual training on the LTAI model, a suite of online resources and more.

Application Deadline: December 1

More Information: Click on https://www.ala.org/tools/programming/ltai/suffrage.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Coastal Zone Grants  (Funding Source: Federal Funds)

Who May Apply: Counties, municipalities, county and regional planning agencies, incorporated nonprofit organizations, school districts, intermediate units, universities and colleges, incorporated conservation and educational organizations, conservation districts, port authorities, and public authorities.  Projects must be located within the boundaries of the Delaware Estuary Coastal Zone or the Lake Erie Coastal Zone.

Use: To address hazards, wetlands, public access, intergovernmental coordination, ocean resources, and nonpoint pollution. Typical projects range from studies, planning, design, and research to land acquisition and minor construction projects. Activities must take place within the Coastal Zone boundaries of Pennsylvania.

Funds: Typically awards up to $100,000 per application.

Application DeadlineOctober 18

More Information: Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/Compacts%20and%20Commissions/Coastal%20Resources%20Management%20Program/Pages/Grants.aspx.

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Indoor Air Management Strategies for Long Term Care  (Funding Source: American Rescue Plan Act Funds)

Who May Apply: Long term care nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and personal care homes.

Use: For the implementation of best practices regarding indoor air management strategies in long-term care facilities aimed at reducing the risk of transmission of and occupant exposure to COVID-19.

Funds: The maximum grant award per licensed facility is $15,000.  A total of $5 million is available statewide.

Application Deadline: The solicitation will remain open until the available funds are committed.

More Information: Click on http://www.emarketplace.state.pa.us/Solicitations.aspx?SID=RFA%2020-21.

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: PA Industry Partnership Grant (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who May Apply: Local workforce development boards, non-profit and non-governmental entities, community-based organizations, educational and post-secondary educational organizations, labor organizations, business associations, and economic development entities.

Use: To identify workforce, education & training, and economic development needs, coordinate regional teams to support industry needs, identify public and community resources to address industry identified needs and increase collaboration among businesses within a targeted industry sector.

Funds: Up to $250,000 per partnership.

Application DeadlineOctober 22

More Information: Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx.

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: PAsmart Apprenticeship Grants - Building, Supporting, and Expanding Registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs  (Funding Source: General Fund)      

Who May Apply: Organizations that serve as sponsors or intermediaries of registered apprenticeships, including businesses, community-based organizations, economic development organizations, industry associations, labor organizations, local education agencies, local workforce development boards, nonprofit organizations, post-secondary institutions, public libraries, and STEM ecosystems.

Use: To build, support and expand registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs with a specific focus on diverse talent pipelines and underserved populations, non-traditional occupations, alignment with secondary and/or post-secondary educational institutions, and expedited growth through multi-county or statewide initiatives.

Funds: Up to $400,000 per application for apprenticeship and/or pre-apprenticeship programs that have a single-county or localized reach. Competitive grants up to $650,000 will be awarded per application for apprenticeship and/or pre-apprenticeship programs that have a statewide or multi-county reach (three or more counties).

Application Deadline: October 13

More Information: Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/pasmart.aspx.

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: PAsmart Apprenticeship Grants - Supporting Registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship through Ambassador Networks  (Funding Source: General Fund)      

Who May Apply: Organizations that serve as sponsors or intermediaries of registered apprenticeships, including businesses, community-based organizations, economic development organizations, industry associations, labor organizations, local education agencies, local workforce development boards, nonprofit organizations, post-secondary institutions, public libraries, and STEM ecosystems.

Use: To support the statewide Apprenticeship Ambassador Network through creating new or supporting existing local and/or regional apprenticeship ambassador networks.

Funds: Up to $200,000 per application.

Application Deadline: October 13

More Information: Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/pasmart.aspx.

Pennsylvania Office of State Fire Commissioner: Act 13 Unconventional Gas Well Fund Grant Program (Funding Source: Unconventional Gas Well Fund)

Who May Apply: Fire companies, rescue companies and emergency medical services throughout the 40 counties in which unconventional gas wells are located, or counties that directly border those counties.

Use: Training, professional certification or the acquisition of specialized equipment for emergency responses relating to natural gas production from unconventional gas wells.

Funds: Grants of up to $4,000 for single applications and up to $6,000 for joint applications.

Application DeadlineOctober 15

More Information: Click on https://www.osfc.pa.gov/GrantsandLoans/UnconventionalGasWellDrillingGrant/Pages/default.aspx

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates  (Funding Source: Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants Fund)

Who May Apply: Pennsylvania residents who purchase/lease a new or used alternative fuel vehicle with a purchase price of $50,000 or less.  Businesses are not eligible.

Use: To defray costs of purchasing a battery electric vehicle (BEV), hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (HFCV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, electric motorcycle, natural gas vehicle, or propane vehicle. Purchase price cannot exceed $50,000 to be eligible for a rebate.

Funds: Up to $1,000 rebate depending on type of vehicle; additional $1,000 rebate for low-income households.

Application Deadline: Rebates are first-come, first-served.  Application must be submitted within 6 months of purchase.

More Information: Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/Alternative-Fuels-Incentive-Grant/Pages/Alternative-Fuel-Vehicles.aspx.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Small Business Advantage Grant Program   (Funding Source: Recycling Fund & Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund)

Who May ApplyRegistered Pennsylvania for-profit businesses with 100 or fewer full-time equivalent employees and which are taxed as a for-profit business.

UseTo purchase energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment, or adopt waste reduction processes. Examples of eligible projects include HVAC and boiler upgrades, high-efficiency LED lighting, digital X-ray equipment, solvent recovery systems, water and waste recycling processes, auxiliary power units (APUs), and agricultural BMPs. Projects must save the small business a minimum of $500 and at least 25% annually in energy consumption or pollution related expenses. Natural resource protection projects must quantify the reduction of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment loadings reaching the receiving waterway.

Funds50% matching reimbursement grants up to a maximum of $5,000.

Application DeadlineFirst-come, first-served until funds are expended.

More Information: Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/SmallBusinessOmbudsmanOffice/Pages/Small%20Business%20Advantage%20Grant.aspx.

 

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Driving PA Forward – Truck and Bus Fleet Grant Program  (Funding Source: State Mitigation Trust - Volkswagen Emissions Settlement)

Who May ApplySchool districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, State agencies, nonprofit entities, corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships incorporated or registered in this Commonwealth, air quality or transportation organizations, and metropolitan or rural planning organizations.

UseTo replace or repower fleets of 6 or more Class 4-8 trucks, port drayage trucks, school buses, shuttle buses, and/or transit buses. May be powered by diesel, electric, or other alternative fuels.

Funds: Cost-share program, sliding percentage.

Application Deadline: October 9

More Information: Click on http://www.depgis.state.pa.us/DrivingPAForward/.

Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries: Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities  (Funding Source: Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund)

Who May Apply: Local public libraries (state-aided). Must partner with a sponsoring municipality.

Use: To plan, acquire, construct, or rehabilitate public library facilities including, but not limited to: ADA upgrades, new roof, replacement windows, energy efficient upgrades to HVAC systems, facility expansion and new construction. 

Funds: Grants up to $750,000. Grants require a dollar-for-dollar match; match may include cash, in-kind contributions, federal funds, and other state funds.

Application DeadlineOctober 29

More Information: Click on https://www.statelibrary.pa.gov/libraries/subsidies-and-grants/pages/keystone-recreation-park-and-conservation-funds.aspx.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Driving PA Forward – Onroad Rebate Program – Trucks and Buses  (Funding Source: State Mitigation Trust - Volkswagen Emissions Settlement)

Who May Apply: School districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, other State agencies, nonprofit entities, corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships incorporated or registered in this Commonwealth, air quality or transportation organizations, and metropolitan or rural planning organizations.

UseRebates for projects that replace or repower fleets of 5 or fewer class 4-8 trucks, port drayage trucks, school buses, shuttle buses, and/or transit buses with new clean diesel, electric, natural gas, propane or other alternative fuels vehicles.

Funds: Rebates vary based on type of vehicle. A single entity may be awarded no more than $500,000 in rebates.

Application Deadline: First-come, first-served until funds are expended or November 12 at 4 p.m., whichever occurs first.

More Information: Click on http://www.depgis.state.pa.us/DrivingPAForward/.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who May ApplySchool districts, municipal authorities, municipalities, nonprofits, private businesses.

UsePurchase or retrofit vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, purchase and install refueling equipment, and research or develop new technologies.

Funds: Infrastructure and innovative technology project grants up to $600,000. Vehicle grants up to $100,000 per vehicle, depending upon class of vehicle.

Application Deadline:  a second application round will close December 17

More Information: Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/Alternative-Fuels-Incentive-Grant/Pages/default.aspx.

 

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Driving PA Forward Level 2 EV Charging Rebate Program  (Funding Source: State Mitigation Trust - Volkswagen Emissions Settlement)

Who May Apply: Business, charitable organizations, incorporated nonprofits, local government entities, school districts, and other entities.

Use: Rebates for Level 2 EV charging equipment for public use at government owned property, public use at non-government owned property, non-public use at work places, non-public use at multi-unit dwellings.

Funds: Maximum rebates of $4,000 per plug for full public access and networked charging projects, $3,500 per plug for multi-unit dwelling projects and $3,000 per plug for all other eligible projects, including workplace charging.

Application DeadlineFirst come, first-serve.

More Information: Click on https://gis.dep.pa.gov/drivingpaforward/.

 

Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Advocacy and Reform/United Way of PA: Local Innovations in Vaccine Equity in Pennsylvania project (LIVE PA)  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who May Apply: Municipal entities, community-based organizations, and local vaccine-certified health providers. The pilot phase will target the following zip codes: Allentown - 18102, 18101, 18105; Chester – 19013; Reading - 19601, 19602; Harrisburg - 17110, 17103; Erie - 16503, 16501, 16507; Braddock – 15104; McKeesport – 15134; Pittsburgh - 15219, 15208, 15282, 15264; Johnstown – 15907; and Lancaster - 17602, 17603.  After the pilot phase, the program will grow to cover the entire state.

Use: To host and promote vaccination events. Additional vaccines may also be requested.

Funds: Mini-grants that will range from $200 to $20,000 per vaccination event (with a reimbursement rate of $10 per shot achieved). 

Application Deadline: None provided.

More Information: Click on https://www.uwp.org/programs/live-grant/ or contact your local United Way chapter.

Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries: Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities  (Funding Source: Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund)

Who May Apply: Local public libraries (state-aided). Must partner with a sponsoring municipality.

Use: To plan, acquire, construct, or rehabilitate public library facilities including, but not limited to: ADA upgrades, new roof, replacement windows, energy efficient upgrades to HVAC systems, facility expansion and new construction. 

Funds: Funding limits not yet announced. Grants require a dollar-for-dollar match; match may include cash, in-kind contributions, federal funds, and other state funds.

Letter of InterestAs soon as possible. Letters of interest are currently being accepted in anticipation of opening an application round this summer. The dates of the next application round are still being finalized.

More Information: Click on https://www.statelibrary.pa.gov/libraries/subsidies-and-grants/pages/keystone-recreation-park-and-conservation-funds.aspx.

 

PA Humanities Council/Community Heart and Soul: Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program

Who May Apply: Resident-led groups in small cities and towns with populations of 2,500 to 30,000.

Use: Startup funding to implement the Community Heart & Soul model. Community Heart & Soul engages the entire population of a town to identify what they love most about their community, what future they want for it, and how to achieve it.

Funds: Seed grants of $10,000.  Requires a $10,000 cash match from the participating municipality or a partnering organization.

Application Deadline: Award determinations are made on a rolling basis until all grants have been awarded.

More Information: Click on https://www.communityheartandsoul.org/seed-grants/.

 

U.S. Small Business Administration: Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

Who May Apply:  Live venue operators or promoters; theatrical producers; live performing arts organization operators; museum operators; motion picture theater operators (including owners); talent representatives.  Must have been in operation as of February 29, 2020.

Use: Payroll costs; rent payments; utility payments; scheduled mortgage payments; scheduled debt payments; worker protection expenditures; payments to independent contractors; administrative costs (including fees and licensing); state and local taxes and fees; operating leases in effect as of February 15, 2020; insurance payments; advertising, production transportation, and capital expenditures related to producing a theatrical or live performing arts production. (May not be primary use of funds).

Funds: For an eligible entity in operation on January 1, 2019, grants will be for an amount equal to 45% of their 2019 gross earned revenue OR $10 million, whichever is less. For an eligible entity that began operation after January 1, 2019, grants will be for the average monthly gross earned revenue for each full month in operation during 2019 multiplied by six (6) OR $10 million, whichever is less. Venues or promoters who received a PPP loan on or after December 27, 2020, will have the SVOG reduced by the PPP loan amount.

Application Deadline: Until funds are expended.

More Information: Click on https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options/shuttered-venue-operators-grant.

 

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grants  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who May Apply: Farmers and prospective farmers.

Use: Professional services to assist with business planning, efficient transitions of farm ownership, strategic farm expansion, product diversification, and financial and technical expertise in order to enhance the long-term vitality of PA farms.

Funds: Reimbursement grants up to $7,500. Grants are limited to 75% of the total project cost. Up to $1 million is available statewide.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted.

More Information: Click on https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Pages/Farm-Vitality-Planning-Program.aspx.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: 2020 Recycling Performance Grants  (Funding Source: Recycling Fund)

Who May Apply: Any municipality with a recycling program in 2020.

Use: Municipal recycling programs.

Funds: Grants awarded based on total tons recycled and the applicant's recycling rate.

Application DeadlineDecember 30

More Information: Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Land/Waste/Recycling/Municipal-Resources/FinancialAssistance/Pages/Recycling-Performance-Grants.aspx