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Fund Your Environmental Improvement Project: 

Grants and Rebates from DEP


Watch a recording of our webinar, "DEP Grants 101: Basics for First-Time Applicants Who Want to Make Their Environmental Project Happen," December 2, 2021. The discussion includes a lot of good questions from attendees. You might find the answer to yours!


If your environmental improvement project needs funding, DEP can help. We offer 40 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.

Investment Tracker

For a listing of awarded grants, please see DEP’s Investment Tracker*
*Currently, DEP’s Investment Tracker is only displaying information for grants awarded using the Electronic Single Application system. Dates of inclusion in this system will vary by grant program. Historic data for all awards not contained in this current report will be added in the near future.

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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Businesses

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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

The following grant and rebate programs are open for applications:

Program
Deadline
901 County Planning Grants/HHW
Open year round
902 Recycling Program Grant
October 28, 2022
904 Municipal Recycling Grant
December 30 at 3 pm
Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant
Closes August 26 at 4 pm and December 16 at 4 pm
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates
Open as funding permits
Driving PA Forward – Electric Cargo Handling
Closes September 23, 2022 at 4 pm
Driving PA Forward – Level 2
Open as funding permits
Environmental Education
Closes December 9, 2022
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

The Department of Environmental Protection values working with partners who share our view that diversity and equity are integral to success in restoring and protecting the environment for all Pennsylvanians. As we work to demonstrably improve the inclusivity of our programs and processes, we also encourage our partners to pursue increased inclusivity in their operations. In this way, Pennsylvania's natural resources are best protected as "the common property of all the people," as identified in our state constitution.