Updated Catalog of Federal Funding for Watershed Protection–  Searchable database of financial assistance sources (grants, loans, cost-sharing) available to fund a variety of watershed protection projects.

Grants.gov– A source for federal funding opportunities.

Finding the Green! – A guide to state funding opportunities for conservation, recreation and preservation projects

Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership – Provides free trees to help Pennsylvania’s communities, economy, and ecology by planting 10 million trees throughout the Commonwealth.

Marcellus Legacy Fund (Act 13) – The Marcellus Legacy Fund was created by Act 13 of 2012 to provide for the distribution of unconventional gas well impact fees to counties, municipalities and commonwealth agencies. Pursuant to Section 2315 (a) (6) (i) of the Act, a portion of the fee revenue will be transferred to the Commonwealth Financing Authority for statewide initiatives that will include abandoned mine drainage abatement; abandoned well plugging; sewage treatment; greenways, trails and recreation; baseline water quality data; watershed restoration; and flood control.

PA Department of Environmental Protection Growing Greener – PA DEP grants for: watershed restoration and protection, abandoned mine reclamation; and abandoned oil and gas well plugging projects.

PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources – PA DCNR has several grant opportunities for projects and activities related to trail maintenance, land acquisition and conservation, public park and recreational amenities, conservation planning, partnership projects and collaborative initiatives, and others.

Patagonia Grant Program
– Supports small, local, grassroots organizations with direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect local habitats.

TreeVitalize Watershed Grant Program – Public-private partnership established by DCNR to help build capacity within communities to plan for, plant, and care for trees, and to offer educational trainings to help citizens understand the diverse benefits of trees and the importance of properly planting and maintaining them.

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