Welcome to the RETTEW Focus on Funding page! Please explore our featured funding opportunities below and a calendar that serves as an easy reference for upcoming submission deadlines. We look forward to working with you to identify and secure the funding resources you need to successfully complete your projects!

FEMA Public Assistance Program – Category B Emergency Protective Measures

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Funds are available for eligible emergency protective measures taken to respond to the COVID-19 emergency at the direction or guidance of public health officials. Category B is a reimbursement grant, so time and equipment expenditures related to COVID-19 need to be documented. Examples of eligible expenses include:

Training specific to COVID-19
♦ Disinfection of eligible facilities (i.e., school and municipal buildings, and potentially support facilities)
♦ Reimbursement for overtime costs related to COVID-19 (including cleaning/janitorial).

• Eligibility: See Policy Guide
• Award Amount: None stated
• Required Match: 25% local match
Applications Due: Rolling deadline

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FY2019 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), FEMA, Grant Programs Directorate

Funds are available to assist local fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations with staffing and deployment capabilities to respond to emergencies and assure communities have adequate protection from fire and fire-related hazards, and to fulfill traditional missions of fire departments. SAFER offers grants to support projects in two areas:

♦ Hiring of Firefighters Activity
♦ Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters Activity

• Eligibility: See Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
• Award Amount: 300 awards totalling $350 million
• Required Match:
– Hiring of Firefighters Activity (see NOFO)
– Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters Activity (none required)
• Live Webinars – FEMA will host live webinars on Wednesdays and Thursdays from April 15 through April 30.
See Webinar Schedule
• Applications Due – May 15, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

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PA DCNR – C2P2 Grants

Applications Due – April 22, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

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NFWF – Small Watershed Grants

Applications Due – April 28, 2020 (Extended from April 14, 2020)

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NFWF – PA Local Government Implementation Grants

Applications Due – April 30, 2020 (Extended from April 16, 2020)

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LCRA – FY2020 CDBG Public Improvement Program

Applications Due – April 30, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.

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DCED – Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority

Applications Due – Rolling Deadline

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