Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)
Grants to Pennsylvania organizations, government agencies, for-profits, and institutions of higher education for projects to close unused and abandoned oil and gas wells that may cause safety, health, or environmental issues. Funding may be used for site preparation, construction, necessary safety measures, and other related costs.
Act 13 of 2012 establishes the Marcellus Legacy Fund and allocates funds to the Commonwealth Financing Authority for funding orphan or abandoned well plugging projects using the Orphan or Abandoned Well Plugging Program (OAWP). Pennsylvania has hundreds of thousands of oil and gas wells drilled since 1859. This program provides a mechanism to plug abandoned and orphaned wells that have the potential to cause health, safety or environmental concerns.
Eligible projects include the cleaning out and plugging of abandoned and orphan oil and gas wells; stray gas mitigation systems; and well venting projects.
Funds may be used by the applicant to pay for any of the following project costs:
GrantWatch ID#: 142699
Grants shall not exceed a total of $1,000,000 for any project.
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
Once submitted online, please print one (1) copy of the application, including the required supplemental information, and mail to:
PA Department of Community and Economic Development
Office of Business Financing – CFA Programs Division
Orphan or Abandoned Well Plugging Program
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
Telephone: (717) 787-6245
Fax (717) 772-3581
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