Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Coastal Resources Management (CRM) Program
10/15/19 4:00 PM
Grants of up to $75,000 to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and IHEs for the conservation of natural resources in designated coastal areas. Primary focus areas include wetlands, public access for recreation, coastal hazard areas, coastal nonpoint source pollution, ocean resources and biodiversity, and intergovernmental coordination.
Pennsylvania has two coastal areas: 112 miles of coastline along the Delaware Estuary and 77 miles of coastline along Lake Erie. In order to safeguard these resources from future adverse impacts, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, acting through the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), developed a unified approach to act as trustee to conserve and maintain the natural resources of Pennsylvania’s coastal regions known as the Pennsylvania Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP). The CZMP was finalized and approved in September 1980, under the authority of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) of 1972, through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. DEP’s Compacts and Commissions Office manages the Coastal Resources Management (CRM) Program in the two defined coastal areas within Pennsylvania.
Grant awards are used to implement the CRM Program and provide a grant-in-aid program if sufficient funds permit. Monies are dispersed to fund projects within the coastal zone and coastal non-point pollution boundaries, such as planning, design, engineering, education, outreach, construction, acquisition and research as authorized by Section 306A of the CZMA, as amended.
Program policies were developed to further the goals and objectives of the CRM Program.
Primary Focus Areas
Additional Focus Areas
GrantWatch ID#: 138278
A $75,000 grant limit is generally imposed on any single project. Applicants with proposals
requesting more than $75,000 in grant funding should discuss funding alternatives with
CRM program staff before submitting an application.
Grants are contracted to begin with the start of the federal fiscal year on October 1 and terminate 18 months later.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://www.esa.dced.state.pa.us/Login.aspx
For questions, contact:
Compacts and Commissions Office/Central Office
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Compacts and Commissions Office
Coastal Resources Management
400 Market St., P.O. Box 8465
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8465
For technical questions, contact:
USA: Pennsylvania: Coastal Non-Point Pollution Boundary
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