Monday, July 16, 2012

Coastal Zone Grant Application Period for Federal Fiscal Year 2013 Grants


Coastal Zone Grant Application Period for Federal Fiscal Year 2013 Grants

[42 Pa.B. 4227]
[Saturday, July 7, 2012]

The Interstate Waters Office in the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) will be accepting applications beginning August 13, 2012, for Federal Fiscal Year 2013 Coastal Zone grants. Applications must be received no later than October 15, 2012.
 Applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements (for example, the applicant must be an authority, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a political subdivision or an educational institution) and must be located within the Delaware Estuary Coastal Zone or the Lake Erie Coastal Zone. Proposals must also support the Coastal Zone Program's mission to protect and enhance coastal resources in this Commonwealth.
 The Department and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources have launched an electronic grant application system called Environmental eGrants (eGrants), which standardizes the application process and provides an environmentally friendly way to submit a grant application through a secure internet connection.
 Applications for Coastal Zone Management Program grants must be submitted electronically through the eGrants system. To access an online application go to, register as a user by clicking the ''Log In/Register'' link, click on ''Find a Grant'' to find this grant opportunity and then select the option to ''Apply for This Grant.'' eGrants will guide applicants through the process of starting the electronic grant application.
 To obtain more information concerning Coastal Zone grants, visit the Department web site at and select ''DEP Programs A - Z'' tab, then choose ''Coastal Zone'' and then click on ''Grants'' or contact the Department of Environmental Protection, Interstate Waters Office, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 8465, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8465, (717) 772-4785.

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