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(Updated 2/8/2023)

2023 Grant Opportunities

•DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Program (C2P2): April 5, 2023
•DEP Driving PA Forward Program: March 1, 2023
•DOE Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program : states and territories can apply through July 31, 2023; local governments & Tribes can apply through Jan 31, 2024. *All eligible entities must submit their pre-award information sheet by April 28, 2023.
•PennDOT National Electrical Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Grant Program: Feb 24-April 6, 2023
•USDOT Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grants: Feb 28, 2023

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and IIJA Resources 

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Technical Assistance Guide
The White House BIL Rural Playbook to help rural communities understand the available funding for infrastructure set aside for rural areas provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and other sources

DVRPC Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act Page: DVRPC is compiling an updated list of Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) for several areas under the IIJA including Bridge Investment ProgramTOD Planning, and Safe Streets and Roads for All as well as upcoming opportunities such as railroad crossing elimination grants and emergency watershed protection. DVRPC held a forum for municipalities in late May 2022; the Zoom recording and slides are available on the website.
•DVRPC GIS Mapping Assistance Request Form
•DVRPC Grant Letter of Support Request Procedure
Electric Vehicle Charging Justice 40 Map - a tool to help EV infrastructure planning align with the Justice40 goal of 40% of benefits from federal transportation investments to disadvantaged communities.
Justice40 Initiative: The Justice40 Initiative aims to deliver 40 percent of the overall benefits of federal investments in climate and clean energy, including sustainable transportation, to disadvantaged communities. 
National Governors Association IIJA Resources a comprehensive list of IIJA and non-IIJA transportation and infrastructure funding opportunities from several federal agencies including USDOT, EPA, Department of Energy, and others.
Transportation for America Infrastructure Bill Hub
•US DOT Fiscal Year 2023 Discretionary Grant Preparation Checklist for Prospective Applicants
US DOT Historically Disadvantaged Community Mapping Tool

Additional Resources

Find Your Local Chamber of Commerce
PA Chamber Business Resources 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) 
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Department of Health Walkworks
Find Your Legislator

Governor’s Office
PA General Assembly
PEMA Daily Operations Reports    

Downtown Resources
American Planning Association – PA Chapter  
Main Street America and AARP Livable Communities developed a series of briefs to help provide community leaders with support for safe, equitable, and age-friendly economic recovery strategies. Open Streets | Parklets & Pedlets Public Amenities | Small Businesses | Trails & Parks
•PA Downtown Center: Main Street Program & Elm Street Program

Pennsylvania Economy League 
Pennsylvania Municipal League (PML)
The Scenic Route Guide to Arts, Culture, and Transportation.This updated guide from Smart Growth America and Transportation for America provides a tour of the eight common approaches used in exemplary projects across the country at the potent intersection of arts, culture, and transportation.

Local Government
DCED Governor’s Center for Local Government Services
DCED Whole Home Repairs Program
DHS Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Information


Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) 

PA Residents 
COMPASS Emergency Rental Assistance Program 
Employment: PA Career Link Database of Job Opportunities 
Find Your Local Food Bank 
RHLS: Utility Assistance

USDA Rural Development Resources In Pennsylvania