Welcome to the RETTEW Focus on Funding page! Please explore the featured funding opportunities below and contact our funding team to learn more about the programs, eligibility, and application assistance. We look forward to working with you to identify and secure the funding resources you need to successfully complete your projects!

Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Bureau of Library Development, the Pennsylvania Department of Education administers the public library portion of the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. These grants cover up to 50 percent of eligible costs for planning, acquiring, constructing, or rehabilitating public library facilities. Such projects include ADA upgrades, roof or window replacement, facility expansion, and new construction.

• Award Amount: Up to 50% of eligible costs, with a maximum grant of $750,000
• Required Match: Dollar-for-dollar
• Applications Due: Friday, October 14, 2022

Supplemental Fall Funding Opportunity

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)

Funded mainly by the federal American Rescue Plan Act, this special fall round is available from DCNR and largely mirrors its Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants. However, because of its unique federal funding source, there are some differences. Most notably, municipalities with fewer than 5,000 people have a lower match requirement (20%) and no cap on project size.

In addition to more than $8 million available in Keystone Tree Fund money to support watershed and community forestry practices, other priority projects in this special round of funding include community parks and recreation, land conservation/watershed protection, trails, and state and regional partnerships.

To learn more about and apply to the various grant opportunities, please visit the DCNR Grants Customer Service Portal.

• Award Amount: Varies
• Required Match: Varies, between 20% and 50%
• Applications Due: Thursday, October 27, 2022 – 4:00 PM

Community Development Block Grants

Dauphin County Office of Community & Economic Development

Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, this grant program provides funding to local and state governments in the United States. Administered by the Dauphin County Office of Community & Economic Development, municipalities and nonprofit community service organizations may apply for Community Development Block Grant funds for the following types of activities: public facilities, other real property, and public service.

• Award Amount: Varies
• Required Match: Varies
• Applications Due: Friday, November 4, 2022 – 4:00 PM