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DEP_Growing Greener Plus Grants Program

PA DEP’s Growing Greener Plus program covers three grant programs:

  • Growing Greener Watershed Restoration and Protection
  • Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) Bond Forfeiture
  • Stormwater Management Planning (Act 167) Grants

PA DEP has identified multiple priority areas for the 2023/2024 grant solicitation. 

One new priority area for Growing Greener grants includes projects that assist in future flood prevention and climate resiliency in support of the Pennsylvania 2021 Climate Action Plan. This includes no-till farming, riparian forest buffers, green infrastructure, stream restoration and other agricultural and stormwater BMPs. 

Another new priority area is the Growing Greener Watershed Renaissance Initiative (GGWRI) project category focusing on the complete implementation of existing watershed restoration or implementation plans on small catchment areas of approximately 25 or fewer land parcels. These GGWRI-eligible catchments have agriculturally-impaired waterways as listed in the Department's 2022 Integrated Water Quality Report and located in Centre, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Snyder and Union Counties.

GG Plus funds many local organizations that often offer opportunities to work with landowners to implement stormwater practices – contact the CWQE for current opportunities.

The 2023/2024 funding round opened on April 21, 2023. For more information on this new funding round, please watch the Growing Greener Plus Grants 2023 Presentation.


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