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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 50 plus 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.

Grantee/Vendor assistance

For Grantee/Vendor assistance related to Vendor Number: Help & Resources
For Self Service Payment Lookup/Audit Confirmation: Self-Service-Payment-Lookup

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. For issues related to completing the online application (non-specific to the grant program itself), please contact the ESA Help Desk at 833-448-0647 or by e-mail at


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Programs Accepting Applications Now

The following grant and rebate programs are open for applications:

901 County Planning Grants/HHW
Open year round
904 Municipal Recycling Program Performance Grant
Open until December 31, 2024
Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant
June 28, 2024/December 20, 2024
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates
Open as funding permits
Driving PA Forward OnRoad Rebate
Closes when funds are exhausted
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
Pollution Prevention Reimbursement
Open year round
Underground Storage Tank Heating Oil Cleanup
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.