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Fund Your Environmental Improvement Project: 

Grants and Rebates from DEP

If your environmental improvement project needs funding, DEP can help. We offer 31 grant and rebate programs to support a range of projects to improve or protect the water, land, and air in Pennsylvania.

Your scope may be your local community. It may be statewide. Your focus may be as broad as climate change or as specific as LED lighting installation. Your project might need a little funding, or a lot. Whatever your project parameters, one of our funding programs may be able to help. Over decades, DEP has supported many thousands of environmental projects across the state through widely recognized grant programs, such as Growing Greener, and also more specialized programs.

The majority of funding programs support projects by schools, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. We also have six programs that support businesses small and large, and for residents, the popular Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate supports the purchase of clean-energy cars and trucks. In addition, some programs give extra consideration to applicants in environmental justice areas. 

Projects funded by DEP grants Photos: Bennett Branch Watershed Association acid mine drainage cleanup project, Sinnemahoning Creek Bennett Branch, Growing Greener Grant recipient; Green Playces student ambassadors project, Pittsburgh, Environmental Education Grant recipient; City of Harrisburg electric car charging stations project, Driving PA Forward Grant recipient. Above: City of Altoona stormwater management project, Growing Greener Grant recipient.

Funding Programs

Programs accept applications at different times throughout the year. Most applications are submitted online through the Pennsylvania Electronic Single Application system.  Use this list to find information on application periods, eligibility, where to apply, and other details for all grant programs managed by the DEP Grants Office. For more general questions, call the Grants Office at (717) 705-5400.

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Schools

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Nonprofit Organizations

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Local and State Governments

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Programs Accepting Applications Now

As of October 28, 2020, the following grant and rebate programs are open for applications:

Program
Deadline
901 County Planning Grants/HHW
Open year round
902 Recycling Program Development and Implementation Grant
Closes January 29, 2021
904 Recycling Performance Grants
December 30, 2020
Alternate Fuel Incentive Grants
December 11, 2020
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates
Open as funding permits
Driving PA Forward – DC Fast Charging & Hydrogen Fueling Grant Program
September 4, 2020; February 26, 2021
Driving PA Forward - Electric Cargo
March 5, 2021
Driving PA Forward - Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Rebates
Open as funding permits
Driving PA Forward - Marine & Rail
March 19, 2021
Host Municipality Review of Permit Applications Grants
Open year round
Host Municipality Siting Review Grants
Open year round
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Grants
Open year round
Onroad Rebate
Open as funding permits
Small Business Advantage Grant
Until Funding is Expended

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