Below is a list of DEP funding opportunities compliments of our friends at the DEP North Central Regional Office.
DEP 2023 Environmental Education Grant Program Open. Fundable projects include hands-on programs for students, teacher training workshops, and community conservation projects for adults that will occur between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024. Application deadline December 9th. Details at Environmental Education Grants (pa.gov)
DEP Agriculture Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Now Open: Fundable projects include LED lighting, efficient ventilation equipment, and efficient dairy equipment for PA ag producers. Rebates up to $5,000 are available on a first come, first served basis. Guidelines and a link to the online application can be found at www.dep.pa.gov/agricultureenergy
DEP’s Small Business Advantage Grant now open. Small Business Advantage Grant (pa.gov) Funding energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects.
DEP’s Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant is Open—next deadline is December 16th. Funding alternative fuel vehicles for both non-profits and for-profit businesses (i.e. electric, propane, natural gas vehicles). Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (pa.gov)
DEP’s Level 2 EV Charging Rebate Program is open–first come, first served. Funding EV Chargers for both non-profits and for-profit businesses for public charging, employee charging, & tenant charging. Driving PA Forward (arcgis.com)
USDA’s REAP program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants | Rural Development (usda.gov)
For support or additional information contact:
Michelle Ferguson | Energy Program Specialist
Department of Environmental Protection | Energy Programs Office
North Central Regional Office