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.

Application Attachments

The Northwest Commission in cooperation with DEP and DCNR is pleased to be able to offer another round of the Greenways Block Grant Program to the region. Applications will be accepted for the 2019E funding round beginning Friday, July 23, through Monday, August 23, at 4:00 p.m. This round of funding will only consider DEP qualified projects. Grant requests must not exceed $12,000 and require a local match of 10%.

The guidelines for the 2019E round of funding can be found here.

The application for this round of funding can be found here.

Please contact Caleb Gilliland, Community Development Specialist, at, if you would like a 2019E Greenways Grant Application.

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 

Other Resources:

1. Checklist
2. Work Progress Report Template
3. Reimbursement Request Template
4. Final Report Guidelines
5. Acknowledgement Sign Guide
6. Landowner Access Authorization
7. DEP Landowner Grantee Agreement
8. DEP Grantee Landowner Conditions
9. DCNR Ownership and Control Policy 
10. DCNR Certification of Title 
11. DEP Primer for Fitting Charges into Budget Categories
12. DCNR Planning Grant Administrative Instructions and Process Policy
13. DCNR Planning Eligible and Ineligible Grant Project Activities
14. DCNR Consultant Qualifications
15. DCNR Public Participation Guide
16. DCNR Competitive Bidding and Purchasing Procedures
17. DCNR Request for Proposal Guidelines
18. DCNR Request for Proposal Template
19. DCNR Development Grant Administrative Instructions and Process Policy
20. DCNR Development Eligible and Ineligible Grant Project Activities
21. PNDI Environmental Review
22. DCNR Americans with Disabilities Act ADA
23. DCNR Design Consultant Selection
24. DCNR Success Story Template
25. DEP Goals and Accomplishments Worksheet

2018-2019 PA Grant Resource Directory 


For additional information  please contact:

Jen Feehan, Economic Development Manager


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