Grants from Other Sources
Visit the DEP Grants Center for info on:
DEP Coastal Zone Grants
DEP Environmental Education Grants
DEP Growing Greener Watershed Grants
and many others
Visit the PA Association of Conservation Districts for info on:
Nonpoint Source Pollution Educational mini-grant Program for Conservation Districts
Foundation for PA Watersheds awards grants to citizens groups that the IRS has classified as 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. Individuals, businesses and government agencies are not eligible for Foundation grants. The primary service area is from the Ohio boarder to the Susquehanna River’s mainstem. FPW offfers Program Grants and Convening Grants. For 2013 grant schedule and more information, consult their webpage at http://www.pennsylvaniawatersheds.org/?page_id=20
Western PA Conservancy and Dominion Resources Seek Proposals for Watershed Mini Grants --
Submittal Due Date 12/14/12
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Dominion are accepting proposals for the Watershed Mini Grant Program, which provides assistance to the region’s grassroots watershed groups.
The Watershed Mini Grants cover expenses in three areas: operating costs, watershed restoration and organizational promotion and outreach. A cash or non-cash match is preferred but not required. Grants of up to $1,000 may be awarded for operating expenses and grants of up to $2,500 may be awarded for restoration or promotion and outreach projects.
This year’s program includes a showcase project, which may award one $5,000 grant for a larger restoration project that focuses on stream corridor and water quality improvement technologies.
Financial support for this program is provided by the Dominion Foundation.
The program offers funding to watershed organizations in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Blair, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lawrence, Mercer, McKean, Potter, Somerset, Tioga, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
The grant application and proposal guidelines may be viewed at WaterLandLife.org/112. Please contact the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to have an application mailed to your organization or to ask questions regarding the application and its required information. Grant applications must be postmarked by December 14, 2012.
Coldwater Heritage Partnership Coldwater Conservation Grants
Grants are designed to help develop conservation plans that identify the values and threats to the health of our coldwater ecosystems that have naturally reproducing trout. The collected information can be used as a catalyst for more comprehensive planning or for development of watershed improvements projects.
Copies of the grant application can be downloaded at www.coldwaterheritage.org
DCNR's Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2)
The Community Conservation Partnerships Program contains the following grant components: Community Recreation, Land Trusts, Rails-to-Trails, Rivers Conservation, Snowmobile/ATV, Heritage Parks, Land and Water Conservation Fund and Recreational Trails. The Grant Application Manual, forms, schedule of workshops and additional information is on the DCNR website at http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/brc/grants/
Foundation for PA Watersheds
Funding available to citizens groups. Their primary service areas is from the Ohio border to the mainstem of the Susquehanna River. The grant application and proposal guidelines are available at http://www.pennsylvaniawatersheds.org/
Pennsylvania American Water
Environmental Grant Program
Deadline for entries is March 11, 2013
For more information about the program, contact Terry Maenza at 610-670-7789, ext. 123 or email@example.com
PPL Environmental Education Grants
Grants are available for projects that enhance established classroom curricula and academic standards, or support extracurricular activities of school organizations and clubs. Eligible applicants are public, private and parochial schools near PPL facilities. Details at Environmental Education Grants
2013 Schuylkill River Restoration Fund Grant Program
Funds will be made available to non-profit organizations, county & municipal governments, and other related government agencies to undertake projects that focus on remediation of abandoned mine drainage, agricultural pollution and stormwater runoff to improve the quality and quantity of water in the Schuylkill River and its tributaries.
When: Letters of intent are due to SRHA by March 28, 2013. Get 2013 Schuylkill River Restoration Fund guidelines and application. Learn more about the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund.
EPA grants available for urban waters
The US Environmental Protection Agency will provide up to $1.8 million for projects to protect Americans’ health and help restore urban waters by improving water quality and supporting community revitalization. The agency will hold two web-based seminars on this funding opportunity, one was held on December 14 and another will be on January 5th, 2012. To register for the Jan 5th webinar, go to: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/491541690
Examples of projects eligible for funding include
- Education and training for water quality improvement or green infrastructure jobs
- Public education about ways to reduce water pollution
- Local water quality monitoring programs
- Engaging diverse stakeholders to develop local watershed plans
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Urban Waters Grants
The multi-agency Urban Waters Restoration Program provides financial assistance to local partnerships for restoration with a focus on urban waters and watersheds. Approximately $1,500,000 is available. Competitive projects will focus on education and training, outdoor recreation, monitoring, storm water management or urban forest restoration. Application Deadline: February 7, 2013.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Private Stewardship Grants Program
The Private Stewardship Grants Program (PSGP) provides grants and other assistance on a competitive basis to individuals and groups engaged in private, voluntary conservation efforts that benefit species listed or proposed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, candidate species, or other at-risk species on private lands within the United States. Eligible projects include those by landowners and their partners who need technical and financial assistance to improve habitat or implement other activities on private lands. Under the PSGP, privately owned means land that is not owned by governmental entity. The PSGP supports on-the-ground conservation actions as opposed to education and outreach, planning, or research activities, and we will not fund the acquisition of real property either through fee title or easements. 10 percent cost sharing required. http://www.fws.gov/endangered/grants/private_stewardship/index.html
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Five Star Restoration Grant Program
Provides modest financial assistance on a competitive basis to support community-based wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects that build diverse partnerships and foster local natural resource stewardship through education, outreach and training activities.
Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Grants
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, in partnership with EPA and the Chesapeake Bay Program, will award Chesapeake Bay Stewardship grants on a competitive basis of between $200,000 and $1 million each to support the demonstration of innovative approaches to expand the collective knowledge about the most cost effective and sustainable approaches to dramatically reduce or eliminate nutrient and sediment pollution to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
K-12 Environmental Education Mini Grants
Through this grant program, the Chesapeake Bay Trust seeks to increase student awareness and involvement in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its local streams and rivers. Grant requests can be made for up to $5,000 for funding Watershed Education Experiences and Programs, Service Learning and Action Projects, or Professional Development Workshops and Curriculum. This program has expanded to fund K-12 environmental education in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Application Deadline: January 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm.
Captain Planet Foundation Grants
These grants are intended to promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities. Funding will be awarded to non-profits, schools, and community-based environmental and educational organizations, and preferential consideration is given to requests seeking funding of $500 or less and to applicants who have secured at least 50% matching or in-kind funding for their projects. On occasion, grants of up to $2,500 may be awarded. Application Deadline: February 28, 2013.