Open Grant Opportunities


 

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2024 County Jail-Based Vivitrol Program

Who May Apply: Funding is available to all counties with a county jail seeking to establish or expand a jail-based substance use treatment program.

Use: Implementation or expansion of a county jail-based Vivitrol program.
Funds: A total of $7.175 million in Act 80 funds is available.

Application Deadline: July 17, 2024

More information: PCCD Website

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Attorney & Judge Training – Children with Disabilities

Who May Apply: Local governments, local and national nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher education which demonstrate, in their application, an ability to collaborate with state and local partners to develop and deliver statewide training for attorneys and a commitment to the improvement of child abuse investigations in the Commonwealth.

Use: Costs associated with the development and delivery of a trauma-focused, child-focused, training curriculum for attorneys and judges who participate in hearings involving child abuse victims in Pennsylvania who have verbal, cognitive, and/or physical disabilities.
Funds: A total of $128,990 in federal Children’s Justice Act funds is available to support this initiative. PCCD expects to fund one grant with a budget not to exceed $128,990.

Application Deadline: June 7, 2024

More information: PCCD Website

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Minimal Facts – Tools for First Responders

Who May Apply: Local governments, local and national nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher education which demonstrate in their application an ability to collaborate with state and local partners and/or subject matter experts to develop and deliver an online training on the basics of minimal facts interviewing.

Use: Costs associated with the development and delivery of an online training for law enforcement, child protective service agencies, and other possible “first responders” (including teachers, therapists, etc.) in appropriate methods of conducting minimal facts interviews, specifically when working with child abuse victims who are nontraditional communicators.
Funds: A total of $150,000 in federal Children’s Justice Act funds is available to support this initiative. PCCD expects to fund one grant with a budget not to exceed $150,000.

Application Deadline: June 7, 2024

More information: PCCD Website

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: County Reentry Strategic Planning

Who May Apply: County governments and non-profit organizations that convene a County Reentry Coalition

Use: Funds for the proposed program shall be used to support the creation and/or updating of a countywide reentry strategic plan.
Funds: A total of $150,000 in federal Byrne Justice Assistance Grant funds is available. PCCD expects to fund 10 grants with budgets not to exceed $15,000.

Application Deadline: June 25,2024

More information: PCCD Website

PROGRAMS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: 

Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grant

Who May Apply: Farmers, prospective farmers, and others may apply.

Use: Strategic business planning to expand or diversify farms or support transition of ownership.
Funds: $500,000 in funding is available. Grants shall not exceed $7,500.

Application Deadline: Applications will be received until funds are exhausted.

More information: Pennsylvania Bulletin

Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Recruitment Incentives for Law Enforcement

Who May Apply: Local law enforcement agencies, campus or university police, railroad or street railway police, airport authority police, and county park police.

Use: Funding is explicitly to support Act 120 training and recruitment activities for law enforcement officers that will take place between Oct. 19, 2023 and June 30, 2025.
Funds: $14 million in federal COVID Relief (ARPA) is available. PCCD anticipates this funding being able to support approximately 2,000 new fulltime officers statewide.

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all funding is committed, at which point the application period will close.

More information: PCCD Website

Department of Community and Economic Development: Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Grant

Who May Apply: Technical and trade schools, school districts, post-secondary academic institutions, workforce investment boards, economic development organizations, and nonprofit organizations. For-profit entities are not eligible.

Use: Projects must focus on the development and deployment of workforce training programs for individuals with barriers to employment, engage youth or those with barriers in awareness building activities of manufacturing career opportunities, and advance capacity for local or regional manufacturers to meet the needs of local and regional manufacturers that cannot be met through existing programs such as WEDnet and Industry Partnerships.
Funds: Funds are available on an annual basis and vary based on recommendations and constraints set in the annual budget.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted and evaluated on an ongoing basis as long as funds remain available.

More information: DCED Website

Department of Environmental Protection: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program

Who May Apply: Pennsylvania residents whose total household income is below 400 percent of the Federal Income Poverty Level.

Use: This program provides a rebate to Pennsylvanians who purchase or lease alternative fuel vehicles.
Funds: Rebates vary depending on type of vehicle purchased.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted and evaluated on a first come, first served basis as long as funds remain available. Please note applications must be received within six months of the date of the vehicle purchase.

More information: DEP Website

Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Indigent Defense Grant Program

Who May Apply: Counties

Use: Salaries and benefits for staff, recruiting efforts to find/retain staff, training and development courses for staff, efforts to improve data collection, and any cost associated with gaps or needs in providing indigent defense, among other things.
Funds: A total of $6,750,000 is expected to fund up to 67 grants (one in each county).

Application Deadline:, May 23, 202d4

More information: PCCD Website

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (via Department of Homeland Security): Nonprofit Security Grant Program

Who May Apply: Non-profit organizations may apply as a sub applicant through PEMA. PEMA is the direct applicant to the Department of Homeland Security.

Use: Funds are to be used to enhance the protection of soft targets/crowded places.
Funds: $274,500,000 in federal funds are available for this national funding opportunity. $3,277,500 in funding is targeted toward Pennsylvania.

Application Deadline: May 29, 2024, at 5 p.m.

More information: PEMA Website

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement & Treatment Program

Who May Apply: Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations, for profit businesses.

Use: Grants may be used for abatement of abandoned mine drainage and/or treatment of abandoned mine drainage through treatment facility system construction, treatment system repair, and upgrades or operation and maintenance of existing passive and active treatment systems.
Funds: Grant requests shall not exceed $1 million.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

More information: CFA Website

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Baseline Water Quality Data Program

Who May Apply: Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations, for profit businesses.

Use: Eligible projects are those that will use accepted scientific principles and practices for water sample collection and analysis to document existing groundwater quality conditions on private water supplies.
Funds: Grant requests shall not exceed $250,000.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

More information: CFA Website

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Flood Mitigation Program

Who May Apply: Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations, for profit businesses.

Use: Eligible projects are to assist with flood mitigation.
Funds: Grant requests shall not exceed $500,000.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

More information: CFA Website

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program

Who May Apply: Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations, for profit businesses.

Use: Planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects.
Funds: Grant requests shall not exceed $250,000.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

More information: CFA Website

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Orphan or Abandoned Well Plugging Program

Who May Apply: Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations, for profit businesses.

Use: Cleaning out and plugging of abandoned and orphan oil and gas wells, stray gas mitigation systems, and well venting projects.
Funds: Grant requests shall not exceed $1,000,000.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

More information: CFA Website

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Sewage Facilities Program

Who May Apply: Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations, for profit businesses.

Use: Costs associated with the planning work required under the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act.
Funds: Grant requests shall not exceed $100,000.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

More information: CFA Website

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Watershed Restoration Protection Program

Who May Apply: Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations, for profit businesses.

Use: Projects that restore and maintain restored streams impaired by nonpoint source polluted runoff.
Funds: Grant requests shall not exceed $300,000.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

More information: CFA Website

Commonwealth Financing Authority: Public School Facility Improvement Grant

Who May Apply: School entities, defined as a school district or an area career and technical school.

Use: Facility improvement projects, including but not limited to roof repair/replacement, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, plumbing systems, window repair/replacement, health and safety upgrades, and accessibility projects.
Funds: $100 million in total funding is available. Grant requests shall not exceed $5 million per eligible improvement project. School entities may submit more than one application, but no school entity shall receive more than 20% of the total funding available.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

More information: CFA Website

Department of Health: WalkWorks Grant Program

Who May Apply: Municipalities located in either a PA Department of Health State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) priority county or in communities with an overall percentile rating above 60 in the PA Department of Environmental Protection’s PennEnviroScreen Tool. The 10 current SPAN counties include Clearfield, Erie, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mercer, Northumberland, and Philadelphia.

Use: Funds and structured pre-planning assistance will be available to a limited number of municipal and/or multi-municipal applicants to complete the steps necessary to prepare to apply in the future for funds for the development of active transportation plans.
Funds: Municipalities are eligible to receive grants of $3,000.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

More information: Program Guidelines

Department of Agriculture: Farm-to-School Grant Program

Who May Apply: Any school district, school, charter school, private school, or center with pre-K classes, kindergarten classes, elementary classes, or middle school classes through 8th grade that participates in a Federal Child Nutrition Program.

Use: The purpose of the Farm-to-School Program is to educate prekindergartners through eighth graders and their families about the importance of choosing healthy, locally produced foods and increase awareness of Pennsylvania agriculture. Eligible projects will achieve this purpose.
Funds: $500,000 is available for fiscal year 2024-25. Grants shall not exceed $15,000.

Application Deadline: June 7, 2024

More information: Department of Agriculture

Commission on Crime and Delinquency: National Incident-Based Reporting System Compliance Efforts

Who May Apply: Local law enforcement agencies, campus or university police, railroad or street railway police, airport authority police, and county park police.

Use: Funds for the proposed program shall be used to improve reporting of crime statistics by upgrading technology infrastructure to report incident-based crime data to the FBI’s NIBRS.
Funds: $10 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding is available. PCCD expects to fund approximately 50 grants with budgets not to exceed $200,000 over the two-year project period.

Application Deadline: June 13. 2024

More information: PCCD Website

Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Pennsylvania Academic and Career/Technical Training (PACTT) Competitive Funding

Who May Apply: All residential facilities, community-based, and/or juvenile probation department providers that are not currently PACTT Affiliates and serve primarily adjudicated delinquent youth are considered eligible to apply for these funds.

Use: Funds are being made available to providers that work with youth and are under the supervision of a juvenile probation department to support their efforts to become and maintain an affiliation with PACTT. Applicants must ensure that the proposed program and associated expenses are related to the area(s) of PACTT affiliation (Academics, Job Skills Training or Work-Related Services) that the agency seeks to obtain.
Funds: $160,000 in funding is available. PCCD expects to award eight $20,000 grants.

Application Deadline: June 14, 2024

More information: PCCD Website

Department of Environmental Protection: Growing Greener (Watershed Restoration and Protection) Plus Program

Who May Apply: Incorporated watershed associations, counties, county conservation districts, council of governments, tax-exempt corporations under 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, educational institutions, or municipal authorities.

Use: Projects that reduce nonpoint source pollution—especially nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment pollution from agricultural and stormwater runoff. The Department is particularly interested in design and construction projects that implement effective best management practices that reduce or eliminate pollutant loadings and lead to local water quality improvements
Funds: The maximum grant amount is $500,000.

Application Deadline: June 21, 2024

More information: DEP Website

Department of Environmental Protection: Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Grant

Who May Apply: Incorporated watershed associations, counties, municipalities, county conservation districts, council of governments, tax-exempt corporations under 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, educational institutions, or municipal authorities.

Use: To improve and protect Pennsylvania’s waters from nonpoint source pollution associated with AMD, energy resource extraction, agricultural activities, stormwater runoff, streambank, and shoreline degradation, along with verifying and demonstrating efficacy with enhanced data collection and distribution.
Funds: Funding is provided by the EPA and authorized through Section 319(h) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

Application Deadline: June 21, 2024

More information: DEP Website

Department of Community and Economic Development: Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP)

The NAP is broken down into five components: The Neighborhood Assistance Program Tax Credit, the Special Program Priorities, the Neighborhood Partnership Program, the Charitable Food Program, and the Enterprise Zone Program Tax Credit. Please visit the link below for specific information on each component.

Who May Apply: Depending on the program, eligible applicants include neighborhood organizations that hold a ruling from the IRS as nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations, and organizations operating as food banks, food pantries, or emergency food providers.

Use: Use varies by program, but priorities for this funding round include affordable housing, supportive services for at-risk populations, blight elimination, community economic development, mortgage foreclosure prevention, workforce development, and job training.
Funds: Varying tax credits are available to businesses contributing to an eligible applicant through one of these programs.

Application Deadline: June 28, 2024

More information: DCED Website

Department of Education: Public School Environmental Repairs Program

Who May Apply: School districts, area career and technical schools, charter schools, and regional charter schools that operate school buildings.

Use: Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, the remediation and/or abatement of lead in water sources and paint, asbestos, and mold inside school buildings of eligible school entities.
Funds: Up to $75 million in state funds will be competitively awarded. There is no minimum funding request. The maximum funding request is $10 million. One application per entity will be accepted, but the application may consist of more than one project in more than one school building.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2024

More information: PDE Website

Department of Community and Economic Development: Sports Marketing and Tourism Account

Who May Apply: Municipalities, local authorities, nonprofit organizations, or a legal entity that meets the criteria outlined in the program guidelines.

Use: Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to, costs related to preparations necessary for conducting the event, promotion, marketing, programming, paid advertising, production and technical expenses, site fees and costs, on-site hospitality, and more.
Application Deadline: June 30, 2024

More information: DCED Website

Liquor Control Board: Reducing Underage Drinking and Dangerous Drinking Grant

Who May Apply: School districts, including trade and technical schools, institutions of higher education, municipal representatives, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, community organizations, municipal police departments, college/university police departments.

Use: The focus of grant projects and activities is the development of innovative and comprehensive programs which address underage drinking, dangerous drinking by those who are of legal drinking age, and/or to promote responsible alcohol consumption by those of legal drinking age. If the program is not innovative, then it must be evidence-based, or evidence informed.
Funds: The grant cycle spans two years (July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025, and July 1, 2025 to June 30, 2026) and the maximum award is capped at $50,000 per cycle and $25,000 per year.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2026

More information: LCB Website

Department of Transportation: Automated Red Light Enforcement Transportation Enhancements Grant Program (ARLE Program)

Who May Apply: Local governments, planning organizations, or Commonwealth agencies.

Use: Eligible uses include, but are not limited to, roadway safety, mobility, and capacity upgrades, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, local technical assistance program projects, and traffic signal improvements.
Funds: PennDOT anticipates $32 million available with the intent of funding worthwhile projects that can be completed at a relatively low cost.

Application Deadline: A pre-application scoping form is required to be submitted by April 30, 2024. Feedback will be provided by May 31, 2024. The application period will be open from June 1, 2024, to June 30, 2024.

More information: PennDOT Website

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: Wild Resource Conservation Program

Who May Apply: Counties, municipalities, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, conservation districts, and municipal authorities. Individuals, state government agencies, and for-profit businesses may be eligible depending on the project.

Use: Grant applications will be accepted for species surveys, conservation, and management.
Funds: Funding comes through the Wil Resource Conservation Fund and a portion of the Environmental Stewardship Fund. Grant size varies, but the average grant award is $30,000.

Application Deadline: July 1, 2024

More information: DCNR website

Department of Transportation: National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Grant

Who May Apply: All incorporated entities are eligible to receive NEVI funds unless a state or federal restriction would prevent PennDOT from awarding federal funds to the entity.

Use: Funds must be used to projects directly related to charging stations that are planned to be open to the public at all times.
Funds: Over the five years of the NEVI program, Pennsylvania will receive $171.5 million in federal funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Application Deadline: July 10, 2024

More information: PennDOT website

Department of Community and Economic Development: Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF)

Who May Apply: Municipalities, councils of government, businesses, economic development organizations, public transportation agency, ports (rail/freight)

Use: The MTF provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure a safe and reliable system of transportation exists in Pennsylvania. The program is intended to provide financial assistance in order to improve public transportation assets that enhance communities, pedestrian safety, and transit revitalization.
Funds: Requests must have a total eligible cost of $100,000 or more and no request shall exceed $3,000,000 for any project.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2024

More information: DCED Website

Historical and Museum Commission: Historical & Archival Records Care Grant

Who May Apply: Local government entities and nonprofit organizations

Use: Projects must relate to some aspect of Pennsylvania’s history and funds may be used for preservation of original historical records.
Funds: Single organizations can apply for up to $5,000. Two or three organizations can apply for up to $10,000 or $15,000, respectively, for joint projects.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2024

More information: PHMC Website

 

 

 


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