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Growing Greener Plus Grants Program

The deadline for Growing Greener grant applications is extended to 5:00 pm, Friday, January 3. The application tool on the Pennsylvania e-grants portal was down for several hours due to technical difficulties, but the issue is now resolved. Applicants are encouraged to check the status of their application to ensure it was received. We’re sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Community and Economic Development during regular business hours at 1-800-379-7448 or

- DEP Growing Greener Grant Program
December 19, 2019

The three programs covered under the Growing Greener Plus Grants Program are:

  • Growing Greener Watershed Restoration and Protection
  • Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) Bond Forfeiture
  • Abandoned Mine Drainage (AMD) Set-Aside grants.

Grants Program Information and Instructions

  • Growing Greener Plus Grants Program Guidance (Word and PDF) New!
  • A Primer for Fitting Charges within Budget Categories (Word and PDF)




Signup for notification when Growing Greener Watershed Protection, EPA 319, Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act and AMD Set-Aside Grant Programs re-open.



DEP Grants Center

Rachel Carson State Office Building, 15th Floor
400 Market St., P.O. Box 8776
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8776 
Tel. 717-705-5400