OPENS AUGUST 22, 2022-   CLOSES OCTOBER 28, 2022

  This year’s 902 Grant Round was announced in the PA Bulletin and is now open. Link to announcement: Pennsylvania Bulletin (

Grant applications must be submitted online through the Commonwealth's Electronic Single Application web site, eGrants, at   Applications must be received by 3 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2022. There is a code to get into the grant application which will be given to you during the pre-application meeting.

There are eligibility requirements for the 902 grant. If you have not applied in the last 4 years or if you have changed your ordinances recently then please send Berit Case your waste, recycling and burning ordinances for review as soon as possible.

The preapplication form and other instructions (including Spanish language copies) are on our website at Financial Assistance (

A pre-application meeting is required. Each municipality should call me or their County Coordinator to set up a meeting. A simple telephone meeting is available for those who don’t want to travel. The last date for a meeting will be October 21, 2022. No meetings will be scheduled after that…no exceptions. For the pre-application meeting, each municipality should have:

1) The pre application document mostly completed.

2) Examples of your recycling education to residents and businesses.

If you have any questions about the 902 grant, please call: Berit Case, DEP Northeast Regional Office, 2 Public Square | Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1915  Phone: 570.826.2108 | Fax: 570.826.2357  or 

Inquiries concerning this notice should be directed to Mark Vottero, recycling grants coordinator, DEP, Rachel Carson State Office Building, Bureau of Waste Management, Division of Waste Minimization and Planning, PO Box 8472, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8472, at or (717) 772-5719. 

Act 101, Section 904, Recycling Performance Grants-CLOSED - 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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