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ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSERVATION
Delaware County Urban Revitalization Resource Guide                                                        2006


                              DELAWARE COUNTY
                  DELAWARE COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT (DCCD)



Program                 Agricultural Land Preservation Program


Type of Assistance      Purchase of agricultural conservation easements from eligible applicants. Payment that
                        will not exceed the development value of the property subtracted from the agricultural
                        value.


Who is Eligible         Agricultural property owners with property that:
                        • Is part of an agricultural security area.
                        • Has 50% of the land in agricultural production.
                        • Has 50% of the soils in soil categories I – IV.
                        • Encompasses at least 50 acres or at least 10 acres producing a crop unique to the area
                            or at least 10 acres contiguous to a property that has a perpetual easement.


Program Use             This state approved program is meant to preserve quality active farmland throughout
                        Pennsylvania for perpetuity. It is subject to significant basic minimum criteria. The
                        Department of Agriculture reimburses DCCD to monitor existing preserved farms.


Application Procedure   Applications are available from DCCD, who administers the program and will be
                        accepted at anytime. A pre-application meeting is recommended to review the property
                        in question and to address minimum requirements.


Contact                 Delaware County Conservation District
                        Rose Tree Park – Hunt Club
                        1521 North Providence Road
                        Media, Pennsylvania 19063
                        Telephone: (610) 892-9484
                        Fax: (610) 892-9489
                        Email: info@delcocd.org
                        Website: www.delcocd.org/ag.preservation.htm




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                              DELAWARE COUNTY
                  DELAWARE COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT (DCCD)



Program                 Mini-Grant Program.


Type of Assistance      This program provides competitive grants that do not to exceed $500.00.


Who is Eligible         Locally based environmental organizations, school-based environmental clubs,
                        homeowners associations, scouting organizations, civic associations, and sportsman’s
                        groups.


Program Use             The program objective is to promote conservation practices and projects to be funded
                        must be related to natural resource conservation and/or water quality improvement.
                        Example projects may include:
                        • Stream bank stabilization.
                        • Riparian forest buffer plantings.
                        • Storm sewer stenciling/disks.
                        • Wildlife habitat improvements.
                        • Conservation practice installation or implementation approved by the Natural
                            Resource Conservation Service on land open to the public without an access fee.
                        • Special topic workshops or seminars for the general public on local environmental
                            issues.
                        • Stream monitoring including water quality testing programs.
                        • Evaluation of new erosion and sediment control products on publicly owned
                            construction projects.
                        • Nature trails.


Application Procedure   Applications will be accepted semi-annually, with deadlines of April 1st and October 30th.
                        Grants are awarded at the Conservation District Board of Directors meeting following
                        each deadline.


Contact                 Delaware County Conservation District
                        Rose Tree Park – Hunt Club
                        1521 North Providence Road
                        Media, Pennsylvania 19063
                        Telephone: (610) 892-9484
                        Fax: (610) 892-9489
                        Email: info@delcocd.org
                        Website: http://delcocd.org/mini-grant_program.htm




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                              DELAWARE COUNTY
                  DELAWARE COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT (DCCD)



Program                 Federal National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) – Phase II
                        Construction Permits


Type of Assistance      Technical assistance as the point of contact for processing applications, conducting
                        technical reviews, and acknowledging general permits. Pre-application advice and
                        meetings are available.


Who is Eligible         Anyone planning to conduct earthmoving activities of one acre or more is required to
                        obtain permit coverage prior to construction.


Program Use             DCCD will aid applicants through the permitting process, which require DCCD approval
                        for project’s erosion and sediment control plan.


Application Procedure   Contact DCCD.


Contact                 Delaware County Conservation District
                        Rose Tree Park – Hunt Club
                        1521 North Providence Road
                        Media, Pennsylvania 19063
                        Telephone: (610) 892-9484
                        Fax: (610) 892-9489
                        Email: info@delcocd.org
                        Website: http://delcocd.org/EandSprogram.htm




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                              DELAWARE COUNTY
                  DELAWARE COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT (DCCD)



Program                 Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Chapter 105 Program.


Type of Assistance      This program provides technical assistance as the point of contact for processing
                        applications, conducting technical reviews, and acknowledging general permits. Pre-
                        application advice and meetings are available.


Who is Eligible         Anyone planning to conduct activities within the floodway of major streams or within 50
                        feet of minor streams.


Program Use             DCCD will aid applicants through the permitting process.       Permits require DCCD
                        approval for project’s erosion and sediment control plan.


Application Procedure   Contact DCCD. Erosion and Sediment Control Plan review fees apply. Permits are
                        available at http://delcocd.org/permits.htm.


Contact                 Delaware County Conservation District
                        Rose Tree Park – Hunt Club
                        1521 North Providence Road
                        Media, Pennsylvania 19063
                        Telephone: (610) 892-9484
                        Fax: (610) 892-9489
                        Email: info@delcocd.org
                        Website: http://delcocd.org




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                              DELAWARE COUNTY
                  DELAWARE COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT (DCCD)



Program                 Watershed Specialist and Coastal Zone Non-Point Source Pollution Technician


Type of Assistance      Technical assistance, which will improve water quality in Delaware County. The focus
                        of this work relates to watershed assessment, procurement of funding, and the creation of
                        work plans and strategies to restore and protect groundwater and surface water resources.


Who is Eligible         Anyone planning projects dealing with environmental issues, water quality or
                        conservation of natural resources is invited to contact DCCD for consultation and
                        assistance.


Program Use             DCCD has positioned itself to implement this permitting program at the local level.
                        DCCD strives to maintain accessibility to the applicant and the interested public.


Application Procedure   No official application is required for basic service. In order for the DCCD to participate
                        as project sponsors or contribute staff hours, Conservation District Board approval is
                        required.


Contact                 Delaware County Conservation District
                        Rose Tree Park – Hunt Club
                        1521 North Providence Road
                        Media, Pennsylvania 19063
                        Telephone: (610) 892-9484
                        Fax: (610) 892-9489
                        Email: info@delcocd.org
                        Website: http://delcocd.org




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                                  UNITED STATES
                  NATIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE FOUNDATION (NFWF)



Program                 General Matching Grants Program


Types of Assistance     This program provides competitive matching grants that typically range between
                        $25,000 and $250,000, based upon need.


Who is Eligible         The NFWF offers grants to eligible recipients, including federal, tribal, state, County, and
                        municipal governments, educational institutions, and non-profit conservation institutions.


Program Use             The NFWF fosters cooperative partnerships to conserve fish, wildlife, plants, and the
                        habitats on which they depend. The NFWF works with its grantees and conservation
                        partners to stimulate private, state, and local funding for conservation through matching
                        grants. Grants should be used to fund projects which:
                        • Address priority actions promoting fish and wildlife conservation and the habitats on
                            which they depend.
                        • Work proactively to involve other conservation and community interests.
                        • Leverage available funding.
                        • Evaluate project outcomes.


Application Procedure   Applicants must submit a brief pre-proposal to include a project summary, including
                        objectives, target audience, methodology, and projected budget. Pre-proposal form can
                        be                    filled               out                   online                   at
                        http://www.nfwf.org/Content/NavigationMenu/GrantPrograms/GranteeRegistration1/defa
                        ult.htm . If the project meets program guidelines, the applicant will be invited to submit a
                        full proposal. See the website below for pre-proposal and proposal deadlines.


Contact                 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
                        1120 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest
                        Suite 900
                        Washington, District of Columbia 20036
                        Telephone: (202) 857-0166
                        Fax: (202) 857-0162
                        Email: info@nfwf.org
                        Website:
                        http://www.nfwf.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Charter_Programs_List&Template=/Ta
                        ggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=61&ContentID=11666




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                                             PECO ENERGY



Program                 Green Region Open Space Grant Program


Type of Assistance      The program awards planning, acquisition, and stewardship grants for open space and/or
                        passive recreation. Grants are limited to 50% of the cost of eligible activities, and will be
                        for no more than $10,000.


Who is Eligible         Any Township, Borough or City incorporated within Bucks, Montgomery, Philadelphia,
                        Delaware or Chester Counties and all incorporated non-profit organizations within the
                        City of Philadelphia.


Program Use             Eligible projects include the following:
                        • Developing or updating open space plans.
                        • Improving municipally-owned open spaces, including planning costs.
                        • Acquisition (by purchase or donation) of parcels of land to be used for open space.
                        • Acquisition (by purchase or donation) of conservation easements (also known as
                            “development rights”).


Application Procedure   Grants will be awarded twice a year, with application deadlines in the fall and spring.
                        Applications are available on the website listed below.


Contact                 Green Region
                        c/o Natural Lands Trust
                        1031 Palmers Mill Road
                        Media, PA 19063
                        Telephone: 610-353-5587
                        Email: info@natlands.org or brobb@natlands.org
                        Website: http://www.natlands.org/categories/article.asp?fldArticleId=113




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                           PENNSYLVANIA
      PENNSYLVANIA ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS (PACD)



Program                 Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention Educational Mini-Project Grant Program


Type of Assistance      This program provides grants up to $2,500 for educational efforts.


Who is Eligible         Counties, local governments, municipal authorities, non-profit organizations, and
                        individuals.


Program Use             The PACD coordinates the Pennsylvania Non-point Source Pollution Prevention
                        Educational Mini-Project and the Pennsylvania Chesapeake Bay Mini-Project Education
                        Program to offer grants for educational efforts that help demonstrate how Pennsylvanians
                        can improve local water quality, and in turn, help to protect or restore their local
                        watershed. Projects must incorporate messages that clearly tie the proposed educational
                        activities to improving the quality of the Chesapeake Bay. Project objectives must
                        promote the “We All Live Downstream” message by:
                        • Stimulating an awareness and interest in Pennsylvania’s non-point source water
                             pollution problems and solutions.
                        • Publicizing and/or demonstrating the value of soil and nutrient saving practices.
                        • Encouraging farmers, homeowners, local officials, and other citizens to “take action”
                             to reduce non-point source pollution, improve water quality, and help protect the
                             Chesapeake Bay.


Application Procedure   Applications                     are                  available                at
                        http://www.dep.state.pa.us/grantscenter/GrantAndLoanPrograms.asp. See website for
                        annual application deadline.


Contact                 The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc.
                        25 North Front Street
                        Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101
                        Telephone: (717) 238-PACD (7223)
                        Fax: (717) 238-7201
                        Email: kathleen-banski@pacd.org
                        Website: http://www.dep.state.pa.us/grantscenter/ProgramSummary.asp?ID=128




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                         PENNSYLVANIA
     DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES (DCNR)



Program                   Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2)



Types of Assistance       DCNR provides grants, technical assistance, information exchange and training for a
                          number of programs involving greenways, open spaces, community parks, rail trails,
                          river corridors, natural areas, indoor and outdoor recreation and environmental education,
                          including:
                          • Heritage Parks Grants
                          • Community Recreation Planning, Acquisition and Development Grants
                          • Land Trust Grants
                          • Rivers Conservation Planning, Acquisition and Development Grants
                          • Rails-to-trails Planning, Acquisition and Development Grants
                          • Recreational Trails Program Grants
                          • Snowmobile/ATV Trail Acquisition and Development Grants
                          • Land and Water Conservation Fund Grants
                      Grants generally require a 50 percent match except for some technical assistance grants and
                      projects eligible as small community projects.



Who is Eligible           Municipal governments.


Program Use               Eligible activities include the rehabilitation and development of parks and recreation
                          facilities, acquisition of land for park and conservation purposes, and technical assistance
                          for feasibility studies, trail studies, and site development planning.


Application Procedure     DCNR strongly recommends that all applicants for a C2P2 grant contact their regional
                          recreation and park advisor to discuss their proposed project and the program application
                          requirements prior to submitting an application. A municipality may submit one
                          application per project type per funding period.


Contact                   Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
                          Southeast Regional Office
                          State Office Building, Suite 207
                          1400 Spring Garden Street
                          Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
                          Telephone: (215) 560-1183
                          Fax: (215) 560-6722
                          Email: frubert@state.pa.us
                          Website: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/brc/grants/general02.aspx




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                         PENNSYLVANIA
     DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES (DCNR)



Program                 River Conservation Grants


Types of Assistance     These planning and implementation grants require a minimum 50% match for eligible
                        river corridor related transportation activities.


Who is Eligible         County and municipal governments, municipal and intermunicipal authorities, and river
                        support groups (non-profits designated to act on behalf of interested municipalities).


Program Use             Grants for planning may be used to identify significant natural and cultural resources,
                        threats, concerns and special opportunities and to develop river conservation plans.

                        Grants for implementation are available to carry out projects or activities defined in
                        approved river conservation plan and are on the Pennsylvania Rivers Conservation
                        Registry. Projects may include investigation into river access, water quality monitoring,
                        and preparation of ordinances and zoning documents. River access includes the creation
                        of bicycle and pedestrian paths near the waterfront.


Application Procedure   Recreation and park advisors help guide interested applicants through the application
                        process. There is a limit of one application per project type per funding period, and
                        applications are due each spring.


Contact                 Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
                        Southeast Regional Office
                        State Office Building, Suite 207
                        1400 Spring Garden Street
                        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130-4088
                        Telephone: (215) 560-1183
                        Fax: (215) 560-6722
                        Email: frubert@state.pa.us
                        Website: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/brc/grants/
                        www.dcnr.state.pa.us/brc/grants/general02.aspx




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                         PENNSYLVANIA
     DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES (DCNR)



Program                 Wild Resource Conservation Fund Grants


Type of Assistance      These grants are awarded to projects that aim to maintain, manage, enhance and restore
                        Pennsylvania's native wild flora and non-game fauna and their habitats. While grant size
                        varies, the average award size is $30,000, and the term of the grant is 18 months. A
                        minimum 10% cash or in-kind match is required. Projects with greater than 10% match
                        will enhance a proposal’s chances of being funded.


Who is Eligible         Counties, other municipalities, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations registered with the
                        Bureau of Charitable Organizations and educational institutions are eligible to receive
                        grants. Conservation Districts and municipal authorities are also eligible for some types
                        of projects.


Program Use             Projects should address one of the Wild Resource Conservation Program’s targeted
                        priorities. These priorities include the effects of climate change on biodiversity,
                        education projects, wildlife action plan priorities, and wild plant management. General
                        biodiversity applications will also be considered which fit into the category of either
                        research, conservation, or education.


Application Procedure   You should contact the Director of the Program or appropriate agency coordinator (see
                        contact information below) before submitting a grant application. The Director and the
                        agency coordinators can give valuable advice about the program’s priorities and the
                        probability of success for your application. Contact information can be found at
                        http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/wrcp/grants/instructions3.aspx#appsubmission. All WRCP
                        grant applications must be submitted electronically. To access an online application go to
                        www.dcnr.state.pa.us/grants.


Contact                 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
                        Rachel Carson State Office Building
                        PO Box 8767
                        400 Market Street
                        Harrisburg, PA 17105-8767
                        Telephone: (1-800) 326-7734
                        Email: DCNR-Grants@state.pa.us
                        Website: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/wrcp/grants/instructions.aspx#general




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                                  PENNSYLVANIA
                  DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (DEP)



Program                 Growing Greener Innovative Water & Wastewater Treatment Technology Grant


Type of Assistance      Grants for improving existing drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities through
                        the use of new or innovative technology. A maximum grant amount of $500,000 or 75%
                        of the innovative technology project cost, whichever is less, will be available for any
                        individual project, and can be used to cover design and/or construction costs. A cash
                        match is required.



Who is Eligible         Only counties, municipalities, municipal authorities and public school districts are
                        eligible to apply for these grants. In addition, the applicant must own the existing
                        treatment facilities and/or collection/conveyance system.


Program Use             “New or innovative” refers to drinking water and wastewater treatment technology, and
                        sewer collection/conveyance system improvement technology that is commercially
                        available but has not yet been widely used in Pennsylvania, and provides one or more of
                        the following advantages over conventional technology:
                        • Significant improvement in the operational efficiency, effectiveness and reliability of
                             the existing facilities;
                        • Substantially reduced life-cycle costs;
                        • Major improvement in energy consumption;
                        • Performance beyond that needed to achieve compliance; and/or
                        • Integrative or systematic solutions.

                        Grants are only available for making physical improvements to existing drinking water
                        and wastewater treatment facilities, and sanitary and combined sewer collection and
                        conveyance systems.



Application Procedure   Application forms, instructions, and deadlines for these grants can be obtained from the
                        contact below.


Contact                 DEP Southeast Regional Office
                        2 East Main Street
                        Norristown, PA 19401
                        Telephone: (484) 250-5822
                        Email: GrowingGreener@state.pa.us or daburke@state.pa.us
                        Website: www.depweb.state.pa.us/growinggreener/site/default.asp




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                                  PENNSYLVANIA
                  DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (DEP)



Program                 Growing Greener Watershed Grants


Type of Assistance      Grants provided in an effort to address nonpoint source pollution through local,
                        watershed-based planning, restoration and protection efforts.


Who is Eligible         Eligible applicants include incorporated watershed organizations recognized by DEP,
                        counties and municipalities, county conservation districts, councils of government, non-
                        profit organizations engaged in environmental conservation activities, educational
                        institutions, and municipal authorities. Other applicants may be sponsored by one of
                        these types of eligible applicants.


Program Use             Eligible projects will address pollution through local, watershed-based planning,
                        restoration or protection efforts, and will fit into one or more of the following categories:
                        • Watershed group organization/support;
                        • Develop plan for watershed restoration and/or protection;
                        • Education/outreach;
                        • Design and/or construction;
                        • Operation, maintenance and replacement;
                        • Technical assistance to support one or more of the project types above; and/or
                        • Evaluation, assessment or monitoring tools for watershed management.



Application Procedure   Application forms, instructions, and deadlines for these grants can be obtained from the
                        contact below, and on the website listed below.


Contact                 DEP Southeast Regional Office
                        2 East Main Street
                        Norristown, PA 19401
                        Telephone: (484) 250-5822
                        Email: GrowingGreener@state.pa.us or daburke@state.pa.us
                        Website: www.depweb.state.pa.us/growinggreener/site/default.asp




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                                  PENNSYLVANIA
                     DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION



Program                 PA Energy Development Authority (PEDA) Grant Program


Type of Assistance      Grants, loans, and loan guarantees. Maximum grant is $1,000,000.


Who is Eligible         Any Pennsylvania municipality and any public corporation, authority or body
                        whatsoever; corporations, partnerships, associations and other legal business entities;
                        non-profit corporations; Pennsylvania colleges and universities.


Program Use             Funds may be used for capital projects related to alternative energy, involving the
                        following types of fuels, technologies or measures: clean, alternative fuels for
                        transportation; solar energy; wind; low-impact hydropower; geothermal; biologically
                        derived methane gas, including landfill gas; biomass; fuel cells; coal-mine methane;
                        waste coal; integrated gasification combined cycle; demand management measures,
                        including recycled energy and energy recovery, energy efficiency and load management.
                        Feasibility studies are not eligible.


Application Procedure   Download the application from website below.


Contact                 Heather Cowley
                        Department of Environmental Protection
                        Southeast Regional Office
                        2 East Main Street
                        Norristown, PA 19401
                        Telephone: (484) 250-5816
                        Fax: (484) 250-5943
                        Website: http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/dep/site/default.asp
                        http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/enintech/cwp/view.asp?a=1415&Q=504241&enintechNa
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                                  PENNSYLVANIA
                  DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (DEP)



Program                 Pennsylvania Energy Harvest Grants


Type of Assistance      This program funds innovative alternative energy projects that also address air quality
                        protection or improvement, and watershed protection or improvement. The maximum
                        grant is $500,000 and the average grant is $190,000.


Who is Eligible         Eligible applicants include an incorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is also
                        registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations; a county or
                        municipal government; county conservation district; Council of Governments; a school,
                        school district, college or university; or an incorporated watershed organization
                        recognized by DEP.


Program Use             Energy Harvest funding comes from more than one source, some of which have different
                        requirements and allowable expenditures. Funds may be used for equipment and supplies,
                        contractor expenses, salaries and benefits, travel, and, for less than 2% of the grant,
                        administrative costs. For some projects, construction costs may be eligible.


Application Procedure   For application guidelines see
                        http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/energy/lib/energy/docs/energyharvest/2008application/m
                        w/7000-bk-dep3087_eh2008guidelinesmw.doc.


Contact                 Southeast Region
                        Heather Cowley
                        2 East Main Street
                        Norristown, PA 19401
                        Telephone: (484) 250-5816
                        Website:http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/energy/cwp/view.asp?a=1374&q=483024




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                         PENNSYLVANIA
   DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (DCED)/
         DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (DEP)



Program                 Renewable Energy Program - Geothermal and Wind Projects


Type of Assistance      Loans for component manufacturers of renewable energy generation equipment up to
                        $35,000 for every new job created. Loans for geothermal systems or wind energy
                        generation or distribution projects shall not exceed $5 million. Grants for component
                        manufacturers of renewable energy generation equipment up to $5,000 for every new job
                        created. Grants for geothermal systems or wind energy generation or distribution projects
                        up to $1 million. Grants for planning and feasibility studies up to 50% of the total cost of
                        the planning project or $175,000, whichever is less. Guarantees in the form of a standby
                        letter of credit. Grants shall not exceed $5 million and have a term of not more than five
                        years. In the event of a default, the grant will pay up to 75% of the deficiency. There is a
                        matching investment requirement of at least $1 for every $1 of program funds awarded.


Who is Eligible         County or municipal governments, school districts, businesses, and Economic
                        Development Organizations.


Program Use             The program was created to promote the use of alternative energy projects in the
                        Commonwealth. This is to be done through the use of either geothermal technologies
                        using groundwater and underground mine water, or wind energy facilities to produce or
                        distribute wind generated energy and manufacturing facilities for wind energy
                        components.


Application Procedure   Download the application by visiting the website below.


Contact                 PA Department of Community and Economic Development
                        Center for Business Financing – Site Development Division
                        Solar Energy Program
                        Commonwealth Keystone Building
                        400 North Street, 4th Floor
                        Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
                        Telephone: (717) 787-7120
                        Fax: (717) 772-3581
                        Email: ra-dcedcbf@state.pa.us
                        Website: http://www.newpa.com/find-and-apply-for-funding/funding-and-program-
                        finder/funding-detail/index.aspx?progId=191




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                            PENNSYLVANIA
          DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/
               DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION



Program                 Solar Energy Program


Type of Assistance      Loans for component manufacturers of solar energy generation equipment up to $35,000
                        for every new job created within three years after approval of the loan. Loans for solar
                        energy generation or distribution projects shall not exceed $5 million or $2.25 per watt,
                        whichever is less. Grants for component manufacturers of solar energy generation
                        equipment up to $5,000 for every new job created by the business within three years after
                        approval of the grant. Grants for solar energy generation or distribution projects, solar
                        research and development facilities, and solar thermal projects shall not exceed $1
                        million or $2.25 per watt, whichever is less. Grants for planning and feasibility studies
                        shall not exceed 50% of the total cost of the planning project or $175,000, whichever is
                        less. Guarantees: Grants shall not exceed $30 million and have a term of not more than
                        five years. In the event of a default, the grant will pay up to 75% of the deficiency. There
                        is a matching investment requirement of at least $1 for every $1 of program funds
                        awarded.


Who is Eligible         County or municipal governments, school districts, businesses, and Economic
                        Development Organizations.


Program Use             The program was created to promote the use of solar energy, as well as manufacturing
                        projects for solar equipment. The program also supports the development and/or
                        construction of facilities for solar research and development.


Application Procedure   Download the application by visiting the website below.


Contact                 PA Department of Community and Economic Development
                        Center for Business Financing – Site Development Division
                        Solar Energy Program
                        Commonwealth Keystone Building
                        400 North Street, 4th Floor
                        Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
                        Telephone: (717) 787-7120
                        Fax: (717) 772-3581
                        Email: ra-dcedcbf@state.pa.us
                        Website: http://www.newpa.com/find-and-apply-for-funding/funding-and-program-
                        finder/funding-detail/index.aspx?progId=197




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                                  PENNSYLVANIA
                  DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (DEP)



Program                 Source Water Protection (SWP) Grants


Type of Assistance      These one-time only grants can provide up to $200,000 to help establish and develop
                        local watershed protection programs or plans. A 10% local match is required, either cash
                        or in-kind services, but cannot be other state supplied funds.


Who is Eligible         Municipalities, a multi-municipal group of adjacent municipalities or a community water
                        system.


Program Use             Watershed protection projects taking up to five years, including public education
                        activities; watershed management activities; and enhanced contaminant source
                        inventories, such as ordinance development, transfer of development rights, monitoring
                        wells, public education activities, road signs, emergency response enhancements, and
                        contingency planning.

                        Wellhead protection area (WHPA) projects up to five years that are locally designed,
                        voluntary efforts to protect drinking water sources used by community water systems.
                        The project should result in an approvable local wellhead protection program/plan that
                        meets DEP minimum elements for such programs.

                        Costs incurred such as administrative, professional services, materials and supplies,
                        salaries, and travel and lodging are also covered.


Application Procedure   Application forms, instructions, and deadlines for these grants can be obtained from the
                        contact below.


Contact                 Department of Environmental Protection
                        Grants Center
                        15th Floor
                        Rachel Carson State Office Building
                        400 Market Street
                        P.O. Box 8776
                        Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105-8776
                        Telephone: (717) 705-5400 or (717) 787-5259
                        Email: gbowling@state.pa.us
                        Website:
                        http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/watermgt/wc/Subjects/SrceProt/SourceAssessme
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                                  PENNSYLVANIA
                      URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY COUNCIL



Program                 Municipal Challenge Grants


Types of Assistance     These grants are to assist municipalities in developing a comprehensive urban and
                        community forestry program. Grants range from $1500 – $5000, and matches may be in-
                        kind services.


Who is Eligible         Municipalities or municipal tree commissions.


Program Use             Grants are geared to tree planning projects in public spaces and right-of-ways. These
                        grants are aimed at supporting municipal tree inventories, tree planting, and tree care.


Application Procedure   Municipalities should contact their urban extension forester early in the application
                        process to discuss proposed projects and obtain technical assistance on site analysis and
                        species        selection.              Applications        are        available         at
                        www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/pucfc/grants.html#mcg and must be postmarked between
                        the middle of March and October to be considered.


Contact                 Urban and Community Forestry Council
                        Montgomery County Cooperative Extension Office
                        1015 Bridge Road, Suite H
                        Collegeville, Pennsylvania 19426-1176
                        Telephone: (610) 489-4315
                        Fax: (610) 489-9277
                        Email: jxs51@psu.edu
                        Website: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/pucfc/




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          SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND
                    DEVELOPMENT (SEPA RC&D) COUNCIL


Program                 General Grants


Types of Assistance     Variable uses.


Who is Eligible         SEPA RC&D Council partners with local groups, businesses, and agencies throughout
                        the region to accomplish locally important projects. The SEPA RC&D Council can be in
                        either a supportive role or the primary sponsor of a project. The SEPA RC&D Council
                        can assist as an intermediary organization by locating sources of funding, project
                        partners, and/or the personnel to complete a project.



Program Use             The SEPA RC&D Council generally becomes involved in projects dealing with land
                        conservation, water resources, community development, and environmental concerns.

                        Objectives of the SEPA RC&D Council include:
                        • Land conservation – protection of sensitive and critical environmental areas and
                            promotion of sound land use planning.
                        • Water resources – support water resource protection.
                        • Community development – promote use of new technology, provide training,
                            fundraising, and technical support to community leaders and organizations, support
                            efforts to revitalize urban communities, and expand the use of cultural and natural
                            resources by encouraging social and recreational activities at the resource location.


Application Procedure   Rolling acceptance.


Contact                 SEPA RC&D Council
                        1000 East Walnut Street, Suite 704
                        Perkasie, PA 18944
                        Telephone: (215) 453-9527 ext. 5
                        Fax: (877) 265-1846
                        Email: chairman@separcd.org
                        Website: www.separcd.org




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                                   THE CONSERVATION FUND



Program                 Kodak American Greenways Program Grants


Type of Assistance      This program provides small grants to stimulate the planning and design of greenways in
                        communities throughout America. Most grants range from $500 to $1,000. The
                        maximum grant is $2,500.


Who is Eligible         Awards will be made primarily to local, regional, or statewide nonprofit organizations.
                        Public agencies may also apply, however, community, non-profits and organizations will
                        receive preference.


Program Use             Grants may be used for activities such as: mapping, ecological assessments, surveying,
                        conferences, and design activities; developing brochures, interpretative displays, audio-
                        visual productions or public opinion surveys; hiring consultants, incorporating land trusts,
                        building a foot bridge, planning a bike path, or other creative projects. In general, grants
                        can be used for all appropriate expenses needed to complete, expand or improve a
                        greenway project including planning, technical assistance, legal and other costs.


Application Procedure   For application guidelines see
                        http://www.conservationfund.org/sites/default/files/Kodak%20guidelines%202009_updat
                        ed.doc.


Contact                 105 N. Front Street
                        Suite 400
                        Harrisburg, PA 17101
                        Phone: (717) 230-8166
                        Fax: (717) 230-8167
                        Email: kodakawards@conservationfund.org
                        Website: http://www.conservationfund.org/kodak_awards




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                             THE MCLEAN CONTRIBUTIONSHIP



Program                 General Grants


Types of Assistance     These grants are extremely variable, most between $2,000 and $20,000 with some
                        outliers above $20,000. The grant funds capital projects that stimulate a better
                        understanding of the natural environment and encourages the preservation of its
                        important features; encourages more compassionate and cost-effective care for the ill and
                        aging in an atmosphere of dignity and self-respect; or promotes educational, medical,
                        scientific or on occasion, cultural developments enhancing the quality of life.


Who is Eligible         Open to all.


Program Use             Program funds can be used for a variety of environmental projects, including purchase of
                        land and supplies, development of “green” buildings, and operating costs for gardens,
                        nature centers, and environmental groups.


Application Procedure   The Contributionship accepts the Delaware Valley Grantmakers Association grant
                        application form (available at www.dvg.org/grantseekers/grant_app.htm). Application
                        also can be made by a letter, which describes and justifies the project. A budget and
                        timetable is required as well as a strategy for securing funding. Financial commitment by
                        a charity’s trustees to a project is an important indicator for the Contributionship. A
                        financial statement for the latest year should accompany each application in addition to
                        interim operating statements or budgets for future periods if appropriate. Evidence of
                        tax-exempt status is required plus a list of officers and directors.

                        The Trustees review applications four times a year (March, June, September, and
                        December). If the project falls within the framework of current priorities, more detailed
                        information may be requested as well as a meeting or an on-site visit. Applications must
                        be submitted at least six weeks before the meeting dates.


Contact                 The McLean Contributionship
                        945 Haverford Road, Suite A
                        Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
                        Telephone: (610) 527-6330
                        Fax: (610) 527-9733
                        Website: http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/mclean/index.html




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                                THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS



Program                 General Grants


Types of Assistance     These grants finance culture, education, environment, health and human services,
                        religion, and public policy projects.


Who is Eligible         Organizations classified as 501(c)(3). The vast majority of grants are awarded to public
                        charities.


Program Use             Eligible projects are those that fall into the following headings: culture, education,
                        environment, health and human services, religion, public policy, and the venture fund.
                        The guidelines lay out concisely each program’s goals and objectives and the kinds of
                        activities it will and will not consider.


Application Procedure   Submit a brief letter of inquiry, preferably less than three pages. The Trusts will respond
                        to all specific letters of inquiry, but not to general solicitations for funds. The application
                        period is open year-round. The letter of inquiry should include the following
                        information:
                        • A description of the organization and the nature of its work, as well as a brief
                             summary of the organization’s achievements, particularly as they relate to the
                             problem or issue to be addressed.
                        • A statement of the problem or need to be addressed and an explanation of how it will
                             be addressed. Include a brief description of anticipated achievements or outcomes.
                        • The time frame for the proposed activities.
                        • Estimated cost for the project or activity and the amount requested from the Trusts.


Contact                 The Pew Charitable Trusts
                        One Commerce Square
                        2005 Market Street, Suite 1700
                        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-7077
                        Telephone: (215) 575-9050
                        Fax: (215) 575-4939
                        Email: info@pewtrusts.com
                        Website: www.pewtrusts.com




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                                   THE REINVESTMENT FUND



Program                 Energy Savings Program


Type of Assistance      Loans up to $1.5 million for eligible projects for 5 to 15 years. Collateral required but
                        varies by project.


Who is Eligible         Nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland or
                        Washington, DC.



Program Use             TRF Energy helps organizations reduce their facilities’ energy costs through financing
                        for energy efficiency improvements and energy conservation practices. Financing is
                        available for energy efficiency improvements and energy conservation practices,
                        including improvements to lighting, heating, cooling, building air sealing and insulation,
                        windows and doors, roofing, plumbing systems, appliances.




Application Procedure   To apply, complete the required Loan Application and TRF's Eligible Building Measures
                        Certification Form, available on website below.


Contact                 TRF Energy Savings Program
                        718 Arch Street – Suite 300 North
                        Philadelphia, PA 19106-1591
                        Telephone: (215) 574-5800
                        Fax: (215) 574-5900
                        Email: SustainableEnergy@TRFund.com
                        Website: http://www.trfund.com/financing/community/trfenergy.html




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                                   THE REINVESTMENT FUND



Program                 Sustainable Development Fund (SDF)


Type of Assistance      Sustainable Energy Financing


Who is Eligible         Companies looking to purchase renewable energy or advanced clean energy systems,
                        those looking to finance equipment upgrades or energy savings improvements, or those
                        who want to finances start-up and expansion projects.


Program Use             TRF’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) offers innovative financing in the areas of
                        renewable and clean energy. SDF is dedicated to promoting renewable energy and
                        advanced clean energy technologies, energy conservation and energy efficiency
                        strategies, and sustainable energy businesses that benefit customers in its service area.


Application Procedure   To apply for financing, submit a financing request form, which can be found by visiting
                        SDF financing.


Contact                 TRF Energy
                        718 Arch Street – Suite 300 North
                        Philadelphia, PA 19106-1591
                        Telephone: (215) 574-5800
                        Fax: (215) 574-5900
                        Email: energy@trfund.com
                        Website: www.trfund.com/energy




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                                            TREEVITALIZE



Program                 General Grants


Types of Assistance     A partnership administered through the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and
                        Natural Resources, this program awards either trees or funds.


Who is Eligible          Specific agencies identified by TreeVitalize.


Program Use             Trees or funds are awarded for the following projects:
                        1. Neighborhoods Program – Trees awarded for residential neighborhoods.
                        2. Watersheds Program – Trees awarded for riparian areas or upland areas that heavily
                           influence stream health.
                        3. Municipalities Program “Municipal Incentive Grants” – Grants for funding planning
                           and capacity-building projects.
                        4. Special Projects – Grants for funding large projects from the county or local initiatives
                           with county endorsement.



Application Procedure   Depends on program; see website for more information.


Contact                 TreeVitalize
                        c/o Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
                        100 North 20th Street- 5th Floor
                        Philadelphia, PA 19013
                        Telephone: 610-988-8795
                        Email: mleff@Pennhort.org
                        Website: www.TreeVitalize.net




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                                  UNITED STATES
                         ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY



Program                 Climate Showcase Communities Grant Program


Type of Assistance      Grants of $100,000 to $500,000. 50% cost share or cost match required (can be in-kind).


Who is Eligible         Local and Tribal Governments


Program Use             This program will help eligible applicants developing plans, conducting demonstrations,
                        and implementing projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions while achieving
                        additional environmental, economic, public health, and/or community benefits. The
                        overall goal of the Climate Showcase Communities Program is to create replicable
                        models of sustainable community action that generate cost-effective and persistent
                        greenhouse gas reductions while improving the environmental, economic, public health,
                        or social conditions in a community.


Application Procedure   Visit the grant website below to download the Request for Applications. Applications can
                        either be done via hard copy or electronically. If applying by hard copy, use the contact
                        information provided below. Electronic applications must be submitted to
                        ClimateShowcaseApplications@epa.gov and include the “Announcement title or #” –
                        [name of applicant] in the subject line. Check website for deadlines.


Contact                 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                        Attn: Jane Kurtz (Mail Code 6202J)
                        OAR/OAP Climate Protection Partnerships Division
                        1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
                        Washington, DC 20460
                        Telephone: (202) 343- 9304
                        Fax: (202) 343-2202
                        Email: kurtz.jane@epa.gov
                        Website:www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-programs/state-and-local/showcase.html




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                                  UNITED STATES
                         ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY



Program                 Environmental Finance Program (EFP)


Types of Assistance     EFP provides financial technical assistance to regulated communities, primarily through
                        the Environmental Finance Center (EFC) Network, a university-based program providing
                        financial outreach services to regulated communities.


Who is Eligible         Small communities, businesses and other organizations.


Program Use             EFCs use a number of tools to help communities identify the financing strategies that best
                        fit their needs including:
                        • Technical Assistance
                        • Financing charrettes and seminars
                        • Conferences and workshop sessions
                        • Handbooks and publications
                        • Training programs
                        • Program facilitation, coordination, and management


Application Procedure   Contact regional EFC at address listed below for assistance.


Contact                 Environmental Finance Center
                        1104 Preinkert Field House
                        College Park, Maryland 20742
                        Telephone: (301) 405-5036
                        Fax: (301) 314-5639
                        Email: efc@umd.edu
                        Website: www.efc.umd.edu/




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                                  UNITED STATES
                         ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY



Program                 Smart Growth Implementation Assistance (SGIA)


Types of Assistance     Direct technical assistance from national experts to communities and states that want to
                        incorporate smart growth techniques in their development.



Who is Eligible         Tribal, state, local, or regional governments, or an incorporated nonprofit organization
                        that has a demonstrated partnership with a governmental agency.



Program Use             Examples of project ideas include, but are not limited to:
                        • Crafting policies that allow or encourage specific smart growth techniques (e.g.,
                           transit-oriented development, infill, etc.);
                        • Reviewing state department of transportation investments to support smart growth;
                        • Using smart growth to reach economic development goals;
                        • Analyzing plans, guidelines, criteria or procedures for school investments;
                        • Retrofitting a commercial corridor;
                        • Coordinating communities' smart growth design with active aging programs;
                        • Using smart growth to address BRAC-related challenges, including either growing
                           due to military realignment or closing of a local military facility;
                        • Reviewing state investments to support compact development;
                        • Conducting a site design workshop for redevelopment;
                        • Analyzing a pending update to zoning codes;
                        • Meeting a statutory deadline on stormwater ordinances; or
                        • Reviewing subdivision regulations to support complete street networks and compact
                           development.




Application Procedure   EPA announces a new Request for Applications (RFA) about once a year, depending on
                        budget constraints. The solicitation will be open for 45 days. Announcements are made
                        in the spring and assistance is provided over the next twelve months. For more
                        information on application procedure, see website below.


Contact                 Development, Community, and Environment Division
                        U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                        1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
                        Washington, DC 20460
                        Telephone: (202) 566-2878
                        Email: nelson.kevin@epa.gov
                        Website: www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/sgia.htm




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                                       UNITED STATES
                                   NATIONAL PARK SERVICE



Program                 Preserve America Grants


Type of Assistance      Preserve America grants offer planning funding from the Federal Government to support
                        communities that have demonstrated a commitment to preserving, recognizing,
                        designating, and protecting local cultural resources. Grants are available to assist local
                        economies find self-sustaining ways to promote and preserve their cultural resources
                        through heritage tourism. Grants are awarded between $20,000 and $250,000. A dollar-
                        for-dollar match is required in cash or in-kind services.


Who is Eligible         Designated Preserve America Communities and Neighborhoods, State Historic
                        Preservation Offices, Tribal Historic Preservation Offices and Certified Local
                        Governments that have applied for Preserve America Community designation are all
                        eligible to apply for Preserve America grants. In Delaware County, only Media is
                        eligible to apply.


Program Use             Preserve America grants support planning, development, and implementation of
                        innovative activities and programs in heritage tourism such as surveying and
                        documenting historic resources, interpreting historic sites, planning, marketing, and
                        training. Projects must fit one of the following categories:
                        • Research and Documentation
                        • Education and Interpretation
                        • Planning
                        • Marketing
                        • Training


Application Procedure   Applications must be submitted in hard copy. See application guidelines at
                        http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/hpg/PreserveAmerica/downloads/2009PAguidelines.pdf.


Contact                 Preserve America Grants
                        National Park Service
                        1201 "Eye" Street, NW
                        6th Floor (ORG. 2256)
                        Washington, D.C. 20005
                        Telephone: (202) 354-2020
                        Email: nps_preserveamerica@nps.gov
                        Website: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/hpg/preserveamerica




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                                 WILLIAM PENN FOUNDATION



Program                 General Grants


Types of Assistance     These grants are extremely variable, from a few thousand to several million dollars.
                        Funding areas are Environment & Communities, Arts & Culture, and Children, Youth &
                        Families.


Who is Eligible         Section 501(c)(3) organizations that are located and/or serve constituents within the
                        Philadelphia region, are not private foundations, and have sufficient income to meet the
                        public support tests of the Internal Revenue Code.

                        Religious organizations may be eligible to receive funding for non-sectarian purposes and
                        Government agencies are occasionally funded if there is no suitable 501(c)(3) that can do
                        the work. National organizations are eligible in selected cases.


Program Use             Eligible activities include:
                            • Developing and implementing a comprehensive, asset-based stabilization and
                                 revitalization strategy for targeted communities.
                            • Strengthening the capacity of technical and support organizations to provide
                                 strategic assistance to community-building groups.
                            • Promoting policies and systems change to leverage and stimulate private sector
                                 investment.
                            • Developing new programs or expansion of ongoing successful programs,
                                 replication, in this region, of successful national practices.
                            • Research, policy-related work and advocacy, project evaluation, strategic
                                 planning organization capacity building, capital expenditures, publications and
                                 other public information projects, collaborative efforts with other non-profits,
                                 and in some unusual circumstances, grants for endowments.



Application Procedure   Rolling acceptance.


Contact                 The William Penn Foundation
                        Two Logan Square
                        11th Floor
                        100 North 18th Street
                        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-2757
                        Telephone: (215) 988-1830
                        Fax: (215) 988-1823
                        Email: moreinfo@williampennfoundation.org
                        Website: http://www.williampennfoundation.org/info-url3564/info-url.htm




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