Grants & Awards
Our Grant and
On behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers, and other partners, PEC administers a number of mini-grant and awards programs.
Grant and award programs administered by PEC include:
Pennsylvania River Sojourn Grants
Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Mini-Grants
Pocono Forests & Waters Conservation Landscape Mini-Grants
Pennsylvania Water Trails Partnership Mini-Grants
Ohio Basin Access for Canoes and Kayaks Mini-Grant Program
Pennsylvania River of the Year
Programs currently accepting applications:
2022 PA Water Trail Mini-Grants
Starting April 19, applications will be accepted for projects that implement the PA Water Trail Program’s eight guiding principles:
- Conservation Community Vitality
- Wellness and Well-being
Proposed projects must advance program goals such as creating recreational opportunities for all Pennsylvanians on Water Trails; developing trails that support sustainable use of natural resources; increasing and improving physical and psychological access to Water Trails; and connecting water trails to land trails or to other culturally significant community assets.
Eligible applicants include registered non-profit organizations and public entities (such as a county, municipality, or municipal agency) and all projects must occur on or for a designated Pennsylvania Water Trail (view map here: https://www.pawatertrails.org/pa- water-trails). Applicants can request up to $5,000 and project proposals must include a 1:1 match (cash or in-kind).
PEC will no longer be accepting applications via email or mail. All applications must be submitted online.
Applications are due by 5:00 PM on May 27, 2022.