The state Department of Environmental Protection announced in the April 16, 2022, issue of the Pennsylvania Bulletin that several grant programs will be accepting applications:
- Growing Greener Plus Grants Program: Applications will be accepted beginning tomorrow, April 22, through June 24, 2022. Townships are eligible to apply. Priority areas include those that reduce nonpoint source pollution, especially nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment pollution from agricultural and stormwater runoff, as well as AMD-related iron, aluminum, acidity, and sediment pollution. 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. Click here to learn more.
- Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act: Townships can apply for funding to address legacy mining impacts until June 24, 2022. Click here to learn more.
- Watershed Planning and Restoration Grants (Section 319): Townships may apply for watershed planning and restoration grants beginning tomorrow, April 22, until June 24, 2022. The department is looking for projects that reduce nonpoint source pollution in targeted watersheds with watershed implementation plans, particularly projects that reduce nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment pollution from agricultural and stormwater runoff. Click here to learn more.