Act 101, Section 904, Recycling Performance Grants - Recycling Program Performance Grants are available to all Pennsylvania local governments with recycling programs. The grants awards are based on the total tons recycled and the applicant's recycling rate.

Application Dates for Calendar Year 2021:

Opens – May 13, 2022 at 8 a.m.      Closes – December 30, 2022 at 3 p.m.

Executive Order 2021-06 – Worker Protection and Investment Notice

Applicants will need to complete and upload the Worker Protection Form if they will be receiving $10,000 or more. This form must be uploaded with your electronic grant submission.

Electronic Payment Program (PEPP)

If your municipality has not already signed-up, please enroll in the PA Electronic Payment Program (PEPP). It is important to enroll so payments are not held-up or delayed. Please make sure the bank section of the form is completed. If you have any questions about completing the form, please contact Commonwealth of PA, Data Management Unit at 717-346-2676 or 877-435-7363 (toll-free). ***Please email the completed form to: RA-PSC_SUPPLIER_REQUESTS@PA.GOV***

Electronic Single Application Instructions and Website:

The 904 Performance Grant application must be submitted through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Electronic Single Application website. Paper and faxed copies will not be accepted.

For questions regarding how to complete the online application, please call the DCED Customer Service Center at 1-800-379-7448. They are open 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EST Monday through Friday.

Instructions for completing the on-line application (PDF).

Environmental Justice (EJ) Areas: EJ is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies. EJ embodies the principles that communities should not be disproportionally exposed to adverse environmental impacts and anyone can have a seat at the table in the decision-making process that affects their environment. If you have any questions regarding environmental justice, please contact DEP’s Office of EJ.

Pennsylvania DEP identifies an EJ Area where 20 percent or more individuals live at or below the federal poverty line, and/or 30 percent or more of the population identify as non-white minority, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the federal guidelines for poverty.

Special consideration will be given to those applicants identified in EJ Areas.

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