Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Coastal Resources Management (CRM) Program
10/18/21 4:00 PM
Grants of up to $75,000 to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and IHEs in designated areas for the conservation of natural resources. Focus areas include wetlands, public access for recreation, intergovernmental coordination, coastal hazard areas, coastal nonpoint source pollution, and ocean resources and biodiversity. Projects must be located entirely within the Delaware Estuary or Lake Erie Coastal Zones.
Grant awards are used to implement the CRM Program and provide a grant-in-aid program if sufficient funds permit. Monies are dispersed to fund projects within the coastal zone and coastal non-point pollution boundaries, such as planning, design, engineering, education, outreach, construction, acquisition and research as authorized by Section 306A of the CZMA, as amended.
Coastal Zone Focus Areas
CRMP implements 34 individual policies arranged into 11 categories. These policies are employed through a combination of public outreach, technical assistance, the CZMA Federal Consistency reviews, and CRMP’s pass-through grant awards. The 11 focus area categories are as follows:
In addition to the 11 policy categories listed above, CRMP also has developed a NOAA-approved Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Program Plan. Activities that protect coastal waters from nonpoint source pollution resulting from marinas and recreational boating, urban activities, hydromodifications, agriculture, and other nonpoint sources are eligible for funding.
More information about these focus areas can be found on page 3 of the Application Instruction document in Supporting Documents, below.
Eligible projects can be found on page 7 of the Application Instruction document.
Reimbursable expenses can be found on page 12 of the Application Instruction document.
GrantWatch ID#: 138278
A $75,000 grant limit is generally imposed on any single project. Applicants with proposals requesting more than $75,000 in grant funding should discuss funding alternatives with CRM program staff before submitting an application.
Grants are contracted to begin with the start of the federal fiscal year on October 1 and terminate 18 months later.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Compacts and Commissions Office/Central Office
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Compacts and Commissions Office
Coastal Resources Management
400 Market St., P.O. Box 8465
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8465
For technical questions, contact:
See maps of Coastal Boundary Zones on page 23 of the Application Instruction document in Supporting Documents, below.
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