Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grants
Funded through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Community Grants are awarded to municipalities for recreation, park and conservation projects. These include the rehabilitation and development of parks and recreation facilities; acquisition of land for park and conservation purposes; and technical assistance for feasibility studies, trails studies, and site development planning.
Go to www.dcnr.state.pa.us/brc/grants/index.aspx to view more information about this great opportunity to enhance your communities.
The Growing Greener Program signed into law by Gov. Tom Ridge in 1999 will invest nearly $650 million over the following five years to preserve farmland and protect open space; eliminate the maintenance backlog in State Parks; clean up abandoned mines and restore watersheds; and provide new and upgraded water and sewer systems.
Go to http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/growing_greener_2/19544
Funds for Skate Parks
Tony Hawk Foundation
The foundation supports programs that focus on creating public skateboard parks, and favors programs that clearly demonstrate that funds received will produce tangible and ongoing positive results. Grants up to $25K are available to facilitate the design, development, construction and operation of new skateboard parks and facilities located in low-income communities in the U.S. The application deadline is March 1. For more information, go to http://www.tonyhawkfoundation.org/skatepark-grants/apply/ .
The Gannett Foundation
The Gannett Foundation provides funding in communities where it has a local newspaper or television station. There are no deadlines. Proposals are reviewed four times a year. Go to:www.gannettfoundation.org/ for more information and an application.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities provides grants to not-for-profit, tax exempt organizations whose national or global programs help children reach their fullest potential. Go to: www.rmhc.com/grant/ for the details and see if you are eligible.
Community Foundations in Pennsylvania
Council on Foundations
Conservation Easement Assistance Program
The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association offers the Conservation Easement Assistance Program. This program helps cover the transaction costs of completing donations and bargain sales of conservation easements. Grants are provided to qualified organizations up to $5,000 per easement transaction. Go to www.conserveland.org/ceap to apply, check on your application, download forms, and get program information.
Environmental Grantmaking Foundations (A resource book)
For ordering information and more details go to: www.environmentalgrants.com/.
Visit the EE (Environmental Education) Link - Links from this page offer 1) strategy and techniques to develop funding for EE programs, and 2) information on education-related grants that may be applicable to EE. Go to: http://eelink.net/grants-generalinformation.html for more information.
Boating Facilities Grant Program
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission created the Boating Facility Grant Program to provide grants to county and municipal governments for the planning, acquisition, development, expansion and rehabilitation of public boating facilities located on the waters of the Commonwealth. These grant funds are available to public entities, including townships, boroughs, municipal and county governments which have or will have the capability to provide boat access facilities that are open and available for general public use.
Go to this link for all the details and an application.
If you do not have internet access, contact the PA Fish & Boat Commission at 717-346-8196
and they can assist you.