Below is a list of potential grant sources for chapters looking for funding to support future stream restoration projects. Please be sure to note the deadlines for submission of grant applications.
PA DEP Section 319 Nonpoint Source Pollution Funding
This program addresses nonpoint sources of pollution throughout the Commonwealth. Preference is given to Tier 1-4 counties in the Chesapeake Bay WIP and those watersheds with existing watershed implementation plans (WIPs); however, funding for other projects may be available. This program is currently accepting applications until October 23. More information can be found at https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/PlanningConservation/NonpointSource/Pages/default.aspx.
PA DCNR Rivers Conservation, Buffer and Recreation Funding
This program provides funds for the development of rivers conservation plans, development of recreational space, including access, and riparian buffer installation, monitoring and maintenance. This program will open the next grant round in January 2021. More information can be found at: https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Communities/Grants/RiversConservationandRiparianBufferGrants/Pages/default.aspx. Attendance at grant workshops is strongly encouraged; registration is located at http://paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com/2020/09/dcnr-announces-regional-virtual-grant.html.
PA DEP Coastal Resources Management Funding
This program provides funds for public access, stream restoration, nonpoint source pollution, recreation and historic preservation in the coastal zones and coastal nonpoint source pollution areas in PA (see Delaware Estuary zone map at http://files.dep.state.pa.us/Water/Compacts%20and%20Commissions/River/About/Docs/DelEstuaryCoastalZoneMap.pdf and Lake Erie zone map at http://files.dep.state.pa.us/Water/Compacts%20and%20Commissions/River/About/Docs/LakeErieCoastalZoneMap.pdf). This program is currently accepting grant applications until October 19. More information can be found at https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/Compacts%20and%20Commissions/Coastal%20Resources%20Management%20Program/Pages/Grants.aspx.