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Now open for applications: Sexual assault, business education, and COVID relief payment funding opportunities – Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

Now open for applications: Sexual assault, business education, and COVID relief payment funding opportunities


Pennsylvania Department of Education: It’s on Us  (Funding Source: General Fund)

Who Can Apply: Public and private colleges, universities, and other post-secondary institutions.

Use: Programs and initiatives to increase awareness, education, and resources to combat sexual assault.

Funds: Applicants may apply for up to $30,000 per institution.

Application Deadline: October 20

More Information: Click on’s-It’s-On-Us-PA-Grant-Program.aspx.

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: Business-Education Partnership Grants  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who Can Apply: Local Workforce Development Boards.

Use: To connect businesses and school districts and to expand career awareness opportunities.

Funds: Up to $150,000 per award.

Application Deadline: November 18

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Federal Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration: Provider Relief Fund Phase 4  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who Can Apply: Providers or suppliers who bill Medicare fee for-service (Parts A, B, and C), Medicaid (fee-for-service or managed care) and/or CHIP as well as: dental service providers, state-licensed or certified assisted living facilities, behavioral health providers, and others.

Use: Provider COVID relief payments.

Funds: Base payments for changes in operating revenues and expenses from July 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021, with smaller providers reimbursed for a higher percentage of changes in their operating revenues and expenses. Bonus payments are based on amount and type of Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) services provided.

Application Deadline: October 26

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Federal Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration: American Rescue Plan Rural Payments  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

Who Can Apply: Health care providers who bill Medicare (Parts A, B, and C), Medicaid (fee-for-service or managed care), and/or CHIP, and operate in or serve patients in a rural area, including: rural health clinics and critical access hospitals, in-home health, hospice, or long-term services, and others.

Use: COVID relief payments for changes in operating revenues and expenses dating back to Jan. 1, 2020.

Funds: Payments based on amount and type of Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP services provided to rural patients from Jan. 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2020. Eligible providers can receive payments from both PRF Phase 4 and ARP Rural.

Application Deadline: October 26

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L&I PAsmart Apprenticeship Grants – Building, Supporting, and Expanding Registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs: October 13  (Funding Source: General Fund)      

  • Organizations that serve as sponsors or intermediaries of registered apprenticeships, including businesses, community-based organizations, economic development organizations, industry associations, labor organizations, local education agencies, local workforce development boards, nonprofit organizations, post-secondary institutions, public libraries, and STEM ecosystems. – To build, support and expand registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs.

L&I PAsmart Apprenticeship Grants – Supporting Registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship through Ambassador Networks : October 13  (Funding Source: General Fund)      

  • Organizations that serve as sponsors or intermediaries of registered apprenticeships, including businesses, community-based organizations, economic development organizations, industry associations, labor organizations, local education agencies, local workforce development boards, nonprofit organizations, post-secondary institutions, public libraries, and STEM ecosystems. – To support the statewide Apprenticeship Ambassador Network.

CDC and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Comprehensive Community Approaches Preventing Substance Use: October 13  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

  • The ideal applicant will have a strong partnership with one or more community organizations (e.g., public health, behavioral health providers, school systems, foster care system, healthcare, public safety, first responders or health and human services). – To support the implementation of evidence-based approaches to prevent overdose, substance use disorders (SUD), adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and other potentially traumatic events in the homes and families of those most at risk of overdose.

PEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure & Communities: October 15 (letter of interest) November 19 (application)  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

  • Local governments with a FEMA-approved Local Hazard Mitigation Plan are eligible to apply to PEMA as sub-applicants. Individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations are not eligible to apply for funds directly; however, an eligible local government entity may apply for funding on behalf of individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations. PEMA will be the statewide applicant to FEMA on behalf of eligible sub-applicants. – Pre-disaster mitigation activities to reduce risk from future hazard events, while also reducing reliance on federal funding in future disasters. A federal disaster declaration is not required.

PEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance: October 15 (letter of interest) November 19 (application)  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

  • Local governments may apply to PEMA as sub-applicants. PEMA will be the statewide applicant to FEMA on behalf of all sub-applicants. Individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations are not eligible to apply for funds directly; however, an eligible local government entity may apply for funding on their behalf.  Only National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)-insured homes and businesses and municipalities in good standing with the NFIP are eligible for mitigation under this program. A federal disaster declaration is not required. – Project scoping, community flood mitigation projects, technical assistance, flood hazard mitigation planning, and individual flood mitigation projects that reduce claims to the NFIP program.

PCCD Violence Intervention and Prevention: October 15  (Funding Source: General Fund)

  • Community-based organizations (with or without 501c3 status), institutions of higher education, local municipalities, district attorneys, and counties. – To support effective local intervening and preventative measures to stop gun and group violence in areas experiencing high rates of violent crime within Pennsylvania.

OSFC Act 13 Unconventional Gas Well Fund Grant Program: October 15  (Funding Source: Unconventional Gas Well Fund)

  • Fire companies, rescue companies and emergency medical services throughout the 40 counties in which unconventional gas wells are located, or counties that directly border those counties. Training, professional certification or the acquisition of specialized equipment for emergency responses relating to natural gas production from unconventional gas wells.

Agriculture Urban Agricultural Infrastructure Grant Program: October 15  (Funding Source: General Fund)       

  • An individual, partnership, association, business, or municipal government. – Projects that grow agricultural infrastructure in urban food deserts to improve access to fresh, local food and provide opportunities for hands-on learning, community-building, and for people to become social entrepreneurs.  Community gardens are eligible projects.

DEP Coastal Zone Grants: October 18  (Funding Source: Federal Funds)

  • Counties, municipalities, county and regional planning agencies, incorporated nonprofit organizations, school districts, intermediate units, universities and colleges, incorporated conservation and educational organizations, conservation districts, port authorities, and public authorities.  Projects must be located within the boundaries of the Delaware Estuary Coastal Zone or the Lake Erie Coastal Zone. – To address hazards, wetlands, public access, intergovernmental coordination, ocean resources, and nonpoint pollution. Typical projects range from studies, planning, design, and research to land acquisition and minor construction projects. Activities must take place within the Coastal Zone boundaries of Pennsylvania.

DOH Olweus Bullying Prevention Program: October 18  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

  • 501c3 nonprofit youth organizations. – To implement the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program to promote the reduction of bullying among 12- to 17-year-old youth.

PCCD 2021 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment: October 18  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

  • Counties, County Jails/County Work Release Centers, Single County Authorities, and/or County Behavioral Health Administrators. – Implement or expand Medication Assisted Treatment and Cognitive Behavior Treatment programs to individuals in county jails and work release centers and upon release to the community.

L&I PA Industry Partnership Grant: October 22  (Funding Source: General Fund)

  • Local workforce development boards, non-profit and non-governmental entities, community-based organizations, educational and post-secondary educational organizations, labor organizations, business associations, and economic development entities. – To identify workforce, education & training, and economic development needs, coordinate regional teams to support industry needs, identify public and community resources to address industry identified needs and increase collaboration among businesses within a targeted industry sector.

PA Office of Commonwealth Libraries Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities: October 29  (Funding Source: Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund)

  • Municipalities. – To plan, acquire, construct, or rehabilitate public library facilities including, but not limited to: ADA upgrades, new roof, replacement windows, energy efficient upgrades to HVAC systems, facility expansion and new construction. 

PCCD Pennsylvania Academic and Career/Technical Training (PACTT) Grant: October 29  (Funding Source: General Fund)

  • This is a non-competitive solicitation that is limited to privately operated residential facilities, community-based providers, and juvenile probation offices that are existing PACTT Affiliates. – To improve services for delinquent youth receiving academic and career/technical training to help them catch up and succeed in school. A goal of the grant is to become a PACTT affiliate, which enables eligibility for future funding.

DCED/DOH COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Grant Program: November 1  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

  • Non-profit organizations, including religious institutions and faith-based organizations; childcare and educational institutions, such as child/daycare facilities, K-12 schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education. – To support grassroots outreach efforts to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, including local media buys, creation of outreach and training materials, sponsorship of vaccine-related community events, equipment rental to assist with setting vaccine appointments, and more.

PHMC Cultural and Historical Support Grant: November 4  (Funding source: General Fund)

  • Museums (with annual operating budgets exceeding $100,000 and at least one full-time professional staff person) and official county historical societies. – To support general operating expenses.

PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund: November 5 (Funding Source: Multimodal Transportation Fund)

  • Municipalities, council of governments, business/non-profit organizations, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, public airports, airport authorities, and ports and rail entities. – To coordinate local land use with transportation assets to enhance existing communities; improve streetscape, lighting, sidewalk facilities, and pedestrian safety; improve connectivity or utilization of existing transportation assets; or advance transit-oriented-development.

PHFA Community Revitalization Fund Program: November 5  (Funding Source: Community Revitalization Fund)

  • Units of local government (counties, cities, boroughs, etc.); redevelopment authorities; for-profit firms; non-profit groups; and economic development organizations. For the development of mixed-use properties in commercial/retail corridors in Pennsylvania that are undergoing revitalization.

DEP Driving PA Forward – Onroad Rebate Program – Trucks and Buses: November 12  (Funding Source: State Mitigation Trust – Volkswagen Emissions Settlement)

  • School districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, other State agencies, nonprofit entities, corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships incorporated or registered in this Commonwealth, air quality or transportation organizations, and metropolitan or rural planning organizations. – Rebates for projects that replace or repower fleets of 5 or fewer class 4-8 trucks, port drayage trucks, school buses, shuttle buses, and/or transit buses with new clean diesel, electric, natural gas, propane or other alternative fuels vehicles.

PHFA Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) Program: November 19 (Funding Source: PHARE Fund)

  • Counties, cities, boroughs, townships, towns, and home rule municipalities; housing, redevelopment, and similar public authorities; economic and community development organizations, housing development corporations and similar development entities; business improvement districts, neighborhood improvement districts, downtown improvement districts and similar organizations incorporated as authorities; homebuilders, contractors, and real estate developers. – 4% tax credit projects, preservation/rehabilitation/renewal projects, rental housing creation, homelessness prevention, innovative housing solutions, homeownership programs, and housing counseling and financial education.

American Library Association: Let’s Talk About It – Women’s Suffrage: December 1

  • A public, tribal, school, academic, or special library. – A scholar-led reading and discussion program.

DEP Environmental Education Grants: December 10  (Funding Source: General Fund)

  • Schools, nonprofits, colleges and universities, municipalities, county conservation districts, and businesses. – While all education project topics are considered, water quality, climate change, and environmental justice are priority areas. Project examples include tours, demonstrations, and hands-on learning experiences and workshops on stream monitoring, rain gardens, wetlands, green infrastructure, and other watershed stewardship; solar and other renewable energy, alternative transportation, energy conservation, and other approaches to address climate change; and improving air quality and community and municipal partnerships to address local environmental challenges.

DEP Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant: December 17  (Funding Source: General Fund)

  • School districts, municipal authorities, municipalities, nonprofits, private businesses. Purchase or retrofit vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, purchase and install refueling equipment, and research or develop new technologies.

Fish and Boat Commission ?Boating Facility Grant: December 30  (Funding Source: Boat Fund)

  • Who May Apply: Public entities, such as townships, boroughs, municipal and county governments, as well as nonprofit groups (501c3) including land trusts, conservancies and watershed associations that have or will have the capability to provide boat access facilities that are open and available for general public use. – To provide funding for the planning, acquisition, development, expansion and rehabilitation of public boating facilities located on the waters of the Commonwealth.

Fish and Boat Commission Erie Access Improvement Grant: December 30  (Funding Source: Fish Fund)

  • Government entities and other nonprofit, sporting, conservation and watershed organizations as well as Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)-designated State Heritage Areas. – To address acquisition and development needs in the Erie watershed.

DEP 2020 Recycling Performance Grants: December 30  (Funding Source: Environmental Stewardship Fund)

  • Any municipality with a recycling program in 2020. Municipal recycling programs.

OCDEL American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Stabilization Grants: January 31, 2022  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

  • Licensed childcare providers. – One-time grants for operational expenses and costs related to the impacts of COVID-19.

DEP Agriculture Energy Efficiency Rebate Program: March 31, 2022  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)       

  • Pennsylvania agricultural producers. Rebates for LED lighting (interior or exterior), variable frequency drives for milk vacuum pumps, and variable frequency drives for ventilation fans.

Agriculture Farm Vitality Planning Grants: Until funds are expended.  (Funding Source: General Fund)

  • Farmers and prospective farmers. – Organic transition planning assistance, as well as professional services to assist with business planning, efficient transitions of farm ownership, strategic farm expansion, product diversification, and financial and technical expertise in order to enhance the long-term vitality of PA farms.

DEP Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates: Until funds are expended.  (Funding Source: Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants Fund)

  • Pennsylvania residents who purchase/lease a new or used alternative fuel vehicle with a purchase price of $50,000 or less.  Businesses are not eligible. – To defray costs of purchasing a battery electric vehicle (BEV), hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (HFCV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, electric motorcycle, natural gas vehicle, or propane vehicle.

DEP Small Business Advantage Grant Program: Until funds are expended.  (Funding Source: Recycling Fund & Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund)

  • Registered Pennsylvania for-profit businesses with 100 or fewer full-time equivalent employees and which are taxed as a for-profit business. – To purchase energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment or adopt waste reduction processes.

DHS Indoor Air Management Strategies for Long Term Care: Until funds are expended.  (Funding Source: American Rescue Plan Act Funds)

  • Long term care nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and personal care homes. – Indoor air management strategies in long-term care facilities aimed at reducing the risk of transmission of and occupant exposure to COVID-19.

PA Governor’s Office of Advocacy and Reform/United Way of PA Local Innovations in Vaccine Equity in Pennsylvania project (LIVE PA): No Deadline Provided  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

  • Any faith-based and non-profit organizations with a goal of administering COVID-19 vaccinations, as well as COVID-19 education and outreach. – To host and promote vaccination events. Additional vaccines may also be requested.

DHS American Rescue Plan Act Funding for Long-Term Care Providers: No Deadline Provided  (Funding Source: Federal Funding)

  • Nursing facilities, personal care homes, and assisted living residences in DHS’ Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) system. – For COVID-19-related costs.