DEP Accepting Applications for Grant Programs
The state Department of Environmental Protection announced in the April 17, 2021, issue of the Pennsylvania Bulletin that several grant programs will be accepting applications:
- Growing Greener Plus Grants Program: Applications will be accepted from April 22 to June 25, 2021. 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. 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 25, 2021. Click here to learn more.
- Watershed Planning and Restoration Grants (Section 319): Townships may apply for watershed planning and restoration grants from April 22 until June 25, 2021. 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.
- Municipal Recycling Program Performance Grant (Section 904 Grants): Applications are being accepted until December 31, 2021, for eligible materials that were recycled and marketed in calendar year 2020. Awards are based on the weight of source-separated recyclable materials recovered by municipal recycling programs. Click here for more.