“I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson
With ever-increasing daylight and the first day of spring just around the corner, we expect to see more green all around us. When you seek the “green” of grant funding, do you hope to get lucky with projects pulled together during the application window? Or, have you already identified, defined, and prioritized the projects, created a flexible funding strategy, and connected with the appropriate agency contacts?
If the necessary work to fully prepare for funding applications seems overwhelming, we are here to assist! RETTEW can help you establish a relationship with funding agencies and will provide trusted advice and continuous assistance to address your funding needs.
Transportation Infrastructure Safety Improvement Program (TISIP)
Dauphin County Economic Development Corporation
TISIP grants encourage economic development and ensure a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to Dauphin County residents. Funds are intended to improve the safety of public transportation assets with documented accident history trends and/or substandard features with respect to current transportation design criteria. Eligible projects must be owned and maintained by a Dauphin County municipality. Preapplication conferences are required and must occur no later than April 30, 2023.
Award Amount: Varies, aggregate award of $3 million
Required Match: At least 25% of the total project costs, matched by local funding. Federal funds are not permitted as a match.
Applications Due: June 16, 2023, by 4:00 PM
Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Programs
U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service
The Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) funds projects that develop, coordinate, and expand direct producer-to-consumer markets to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products. It offers three types of grants – Capacity Building, Community Development Training and Technical Assistance, and Turnkey Marketing and Promotion – to assist farm and ranch operations.
Similar to the FMPP, the Local Food Promotion Program (LMPP) funds projects that develop, coordinate, and expand local and regional food business enterprises that engage as intermediaries in indirect producer-to-consumer marketing to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agriculture products. LMPP offers four types of grants: Planning, Implementation, Farm to Institution, and Turnkey Marketing and Promotion.
To learn more about these opportunities, register for the webinar on March 15, 2023, at 1:00 PM (Eastern Time).
Award Amount: Varies by grant type for each program
Required Match: Both programs require a 25% match of the total federal portion of the grant. Federal funds are not permitted as a match.
Applications Due: May 2, 2023, by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) for both grants
Multimodal Transportation Fund
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Grants from the Multimodal Transportation Fund can be used to develop, rehabilitate, and enhance transportation assets to ensure a safe and reliable transportation system is available to Pennsylvania residents. Projects with a total cost of $100,000 or more are eligible for funds. For a complete list of eligible organizations and project types, please review the program guidelines.
Award Amount: $3 million maximum for any project
Required Match: Local funding of not less than 30% of the non-federal share of the project costs
Applications Due: July 31, 2023, by 5:00 PM