Greenways Block Grant Program (GBG Program)

This program leverages grant funds through the partnership of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and has in the past also included the resources of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  This method of incorporating cooperative consideration and funding by the public agencies of joint projects will implement the Northwest PA Greenways Plan and meet DCNR and DEP’s statewide and regional goals and priorities.

Regional Greenways Plan Links

Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Greenways Plan
Clarion County Greenways Plan
Crawford County Greenways Plan
Erie County Greenways Plan
Forest County Greenways Plan
Venango County Greenways Plan
Warren County Greenways Plan

2016 GBG Program – Grantee Resources

0.    Grantee Instructions
2.    W-9 January 2016
3.    DEP Landowner Agreement
4.    DEP Landowner Conditions 2014
5.    Certificate of Title
6.    PNDI Source
7a.  2016 Reimbursement Request
7b.  GBG Ineligible Cost for Reimbursement
8.    2016 Work Progress Report
9.    Sign-Acknowledgement Guide 2016
10.  Success Story Template
11.   GBG Final Report Guidelines
12.   Goal & Accomplishments 2016
13.   DEP Primer for Fitting Charges Into Budget Categories 2013
14.   DCNR Development Eligible & Ineligible Costs & Match 2013
15.   DCNR Planning Eligible & Ineligible Costs & Match 2013
16.   DCNR ADA Guidelines 2013
17.   DCNR Development Project Management 2012
18.   DCNR Planning Projects Management 2013
19.   DCNR Ownership and Control Policy 2011
20.  DCNR Competitive Purchasing Procedures 2014
21.   DCNR Consultant Selection for Development Projects
22.  DCNR Land Ownership & Control Policy
23.  DCNR RFP Guidelines
24.  DCNR RFP Template

2014 GBG Program – Grantee Resources

7a.   2014 Reimbursement Request
7b.  Ineligible Costs for Reimbursement
8.    2014 Work Progress Report
9.    Sign-Acknowledgement Guide
10.  Success Story Template
11.  GBG Final Report Guidelines
12.  Goals & Accomplishments 2013


Other Resources:
2018-2019 PA Grant Resource Directory

Application Attachments
Information and Forms

2017-2018 PA Grant Resource Directory
2016 -2017 Greenways Block Grant Guidelines
2016 – 2017 Greenways Block Grant Application
**Round 2 – Only DEP Qualified Projects Will Be Considered**

DEP Landowner Grantee Agreement Fillable Doc – 2016
DEP Landowner Conditions 2014
Certificate of Title
PNDI Source
PNDI Frequently Asked Questions
Landowner Letter of Commitment

For additional information  please contact:

Jennifer Feehan,
Economic Development Coordinator  
P: 814.677.4800 x106
F: 814.677.7663