Updated Catalog of Federal Funding for Watershed Protection–  This website is a 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

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 – For stream corridor plantings in southeast counties (Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia).

Watershed Restoration and Protection Program – Act 13 of 2012 establishes the Marcellus Legacy Fund and allocates funds to the Commonwealth Financing Authority for watershed restoration and protection projects. The overall goal of the Watershed Restoration and Protection Program (WRPP) is to restore and maintain stream reaches impaired by the discharge of nonpoint source pollution and ultimately to remove these streams from the Department of Environmental Protection’s Impaired Waters list.

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