Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
06/24/22 5:00 PM
Grants to Pennsylvania municipalities, counties, watershed associations, conservation districts, nonprofits, and educational institutions for environmental projects that address nonpoint source pollution. Applicants must contact staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to support projects related to waterways, treatment facilities, forfeited land reclamation, and abandoned mine drainage.
Growing Greener Plus refers to three grant programs: Growing Greener (Watershed Restoration and Protection), Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) Bond Forfeiture and Abandoned Mine Drainage (AMD) Set-Aside grants. The purpose of Growing Greener, SMCRA and AMD remediation grants is to address nonpoint source pollution through local, watershed based planning, restoration and protection efforts.
Priority funding areas:
For details about each of the above priority areas, see page 10 of the Guidelines, in Supporting Documents, below.
For additional funding considerations, see page 12 of the Guidelines, in Supporting Documents, below.
GrantWatch ID#: 138289
The project must be completed within 3 years from the contract execution date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply online: https://www.esa.dced.state.pa.us/login.aspx?var=5
For technical assistance, please contact:
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Customer Service Center
Grant Program DEP Contact:
- For Growing Greener: Regional Watershed Managers
- For Growing Greener (statewide or multiple regions): Chesapeake Bay Office staff
- For AMD Set-Aside: Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation staff
- For SMCRA Bond Forfeiture: District Mining Office staff
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Regional Offices and Watershed Managers:
Northwest Regional Office
230 Chestnut St.
Meadville, PA 16335-3481
Ron Lybrook, Environmental Group Manager
Northcentral Regional Office
208 W. Third St., Suite 101
Williamsport, PA 17701-6448
Jason Fellon, Watershed Manager
Northeast Regional Office
2 Public Square
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1915
Shane Kleiner, Watershed Manager
Southwest Regional Office
400 Waterfront Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745
Christine Phillips, Watershed Manager
Southcentral Regional Office
909 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110-8200
Steve Chervenyak, Watershed Manager
Southeast Regional Office
Two East Main Street
Norristown, PA 19401
David Burke, Watershed Manager
For questions concerning AMD Set-Aside Grants, please contact the following DEP staff:
Jon Smoyer Todd Wood
For all Contact Information, see page 45 of the Guidelines, in Supporting Documents, below.
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