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Funding


Automated Red Light Enforcement Program (ARLE)

Sponsor: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)

Purpose: The purpose of this program is to provide funding for capital projects that improve the safety and mobility of the traveling public, including but not limited to: traffic signal improvements; pedestrian safety improvements at signalized intersections; school zone designation through striping; and signing or signal improvements.

Eligible applicants: Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), Rural Planning Organizations (RPOs), local government, county planning, Commonwealth Agencies

Available funding/match: Previous projects were funded between $4,000 - $180,000. There is no match requirement though cost sharing is encouraged.

Application timing: The application cycle runs from January – April, annually.


Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2)

Sponsor: Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)

Purpose: The purpose of this program is to provide funding for planning and development projects that help communities acquire and develop parks, recreation facilities, trail and conservation areas (including planning projects that help communities become bicycle and pedestrian friendly).

Eligible applicants: Municipalities, pre-qualified land trusts and appropriate/authorized organizations (i.e., tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and registered with the PA Department of State Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations).

Available funding/match: Funding is determined on a project-by-project basis. There is a 50% match requirement – either cash and/or eligible non-cash value.

Application timing: The application cycle runs from January – April, annually.

Sponsor: United States Department of Agriculture; National Dairy Council; and National Football League

Purpose: This program provides funding for in-school nutrition and physical activity programs to help encourage today's youth to lead healthier lives.

Eligible applicants: Any qualified K-12 school or school district that participates in a National School Lunch Program.

Available funding/match: Up to $4,000 is available to eligible schools, annually. There is no match requirement.

Application Timing: There are fall and spring application cycles. For the fall, applications open mid-August; spring applications open mid-April. Check this website for more details and future funding cycles.

Sponsor: Aetna Foundation

Purpose: This program provides support to local non-profit groups that advance healthy eating and active living in their communities.

Eligible applicants: Non-Profit organizations

Available funding/match: Amounts vary, based on project needs. There is no match requirement.

Application timing: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Check the website for more information.

Sponsor: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Purpose: This program provides state funds for the operation and maintenance of traffic signals along critical and designated corridors on state highways.

Eligible Applicants: Municipalities, including: cities, boroughs, townships, and towns with existing signals on state highways.

Available funding/match: Previous funding for FY 2015-16 was up to $25 million. Projected funding for FY 2016-17 is $40 million. There is a 50% municipal match requirement from local and/or private funds.

Application timing: The FY 2018-19-application process has not yet been announced.

Sponsor: KaBOOM!

Purpose: The purpose of this program is to provide grants to build or renovate play spaces/playgrounds.

Eligible applicants: While there is no specific geographic eligibility, KaBOOM! seeks applicants in priority cities – i.e., urban core areas of cities. A full list of the priority cities can be found on the KaBOOM! website. Municipalities, schools and child-serving non-profit organizations in priority cities will receive first consideration. Funding is not limited to the priority cities and others are encouraged to apply.

Available funding/match: The funding amount is $15,000. There is no match requirement.

Application timing: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Sponsor: United States Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States Department of Transportation, Appalachian Regional Commission and the Delta Regional Authority

Purpose: The purpose of this program is to expand economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses, improve access to healthy local food, and promote childhood wellness.

Eligible applicants: Special consideration is given to communities in the early stages of developing local food enterprises and creating economically vibrant communities. Partners in Appalachia and Delta regions are eligible for financial assistance and all others receive technical assistance.

Available funding/match: Awards can be up to $650,000 and vary by project. There is no match requirement.

Application timing: The 2017-2018 application cycle has closed. The next application cycle has not yet been announced.

Sponsor: Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)

Purpose: Through this grant program, grantees are provided management-related technical services of an experienced professional who has extensive training, knowledge, and experience in the issues related to their respective projects. When the consultation is completed, the grantee will be provided with a course of action, a set of recommendations to help address the problem studied, and encouraged to consider and implement the recommendations. The final products will include a written report that must be approved by the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC) and the grantee.

Eligible applicants:A municipality (county, city, borough, township, or home rule municipality) or a municipal agency (authority, council of government, or intergovernmental commission) is an eligible applicant. Non-profit entities will be considered for Peer funding on a case-by-case basis. There is very limited funding available for non-profit Peer requests; thus, BRC encourages non-profit organizations to collaborate with a municipal entity.

Available funding/match:Funding not to exceed $10,000 with a 10% match requirement.

Application timing:Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Sponsor: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Purpose:The purpose of this program is to provide funding for programs and projects defined as "transportation alternatives" including: on-and-off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities; infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation; enhanced mobility and community improvement activities; environmental mitigation; trails that serve a transportation purpose; and safe routes to school projects.

Eligible applicants: There are multiple project sponsors: local governments; regional transportation authorities; transit agencies; natural resource or public land agencies; school districts; and tribal governments.

Available funding/match: Projects must have a construction cost of at least $50,000 and may not exceed $1 million.

Application timing:The 2018-2019 funding cycle has yet to be announced. Check the website for details.


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Last update: April 2, 2018.