Spring has sprung so it’s time to shake off the winter blues and start anew! Just like April’s observances that give us the chance to honor the planet on Earth Day, recognize National Youth Sports Safety Month, or participate in National Walking Day, this month’s featured funding opportunities encourage us to celebrate Move More Month!


Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Downtown Center

WalkWorks is supporting its mission of increasing access and opportunities for physical activities, such as walking, biking, wheeling, and using public transportation, with funds for developing active transportation plans. These plans, which guide establishing safe, accessible, active routes connecting everyday destinations, also help to expand opportunities for physical activity and improve public health.

Applications must be submitted by an eligible applicant, not by a consultant or a non-governmental organization. Eligible applicants are “those with the capacity to adopt and implement the proposed project,” such as municipalities – boroughs, townships, cities, or counties – and metropolitan and rural planning organizations. The deadline for submitting funding opportunity announcement questions is May 12.

Award Amount: Varies based on both the priority status and population size of the applying municipality
Required Match: Varies based on priority area status
Applications Due: May 26, 2023, by 5:00 PM

Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and the Commonwealth Financing Authority

The Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program (GTRP) is one of seven programs funded through Act 13 of 2012. GTRP funds support the planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation, and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks, and beautification projects. Eligible projects include public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails, and river conservation.

Award Amount: $250,000 maximum
Required Match: 15% local cash match of the total project cost or cash equivalents for the appraised value of real estate
Applications Due: May 31, 2023, for earliest consideration at the September 19, 2023, CFA Board meeting

Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) Transportation Enhancements Grant Program – Preapplication Scoping Form

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)

ARLE systems are implemented to help reduce crashes and injuries that occur as a result of running red lights at signaled intersections and have been authorized by the state legislature for use since 2002. PennDOT will accept applications for its Automated Red Light Enforcement Transportation Enhancements Grant Program (ARLE Funding Program) from June 1 through June 30, 2023. New to the ARLE Funding Program’s process this year is a preapplication scoping form, which will be used to ensure the project scope is consistent with the goals and requirements. All applicants are required to complete and submit this form prior to submitting an application.

Award Amount: Varies; no minimum or maximum grant request requirements
Required Match: None, but cost sharing is encouraged; this is a reimbursement grant program
Preapplication Scoping Forms Due: April 30, 2023

MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation Grant – Letter of Inquiry

MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation

The MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation strives to make youth baseball and softball more accessible through a grant program that supports:

  • Capital Projects – Field lighting, renovations, and construction
  • Baseball and Softball Programs – Includes equipment, uniforms, various fees, and field maintenance
  • Education Initiatives – Learning opportunities with baseball and softball as the focus
  • Schools – Up to $5,000 for players and infrastructure equipment.

All Letter of Inquiry (LOI) submissions must contain a completed information form, an introductory letter, and a completed budget proposal.

Award Amount: Varies; no funding range is set for grant requests
Required Match: None stated
Applications Due: Accepts LOI submissions on a rolling basis throughout the year, but it can take up to six months to be awarded a grant if your application is selected