2023 Call for Proposals

Call for Mini-Grant Project Proposals

A bonus round of mini-grants is now open!! PALMS has a small amount of funding available to offer another short round of mini grants.  This round is  different than past rounds so please read all materials thoroughly.  This is a rolling grant round that will remain open until funding or time runs out.  See links below for full details

The Pennsylvania Lake Management Society (PALMS), with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, is pleased to offer assistance to county and state agencies, municipalities, non-profits, and landowners to address lake-related issues of critically eroded shorelines, excess nutrient loading, and/or aquatic invasive species that degrade the quality of lakes in the Commonwealth. Through this program, we are offering a limited number of mini-grants on a competitive basis of up to $15,000 to correct identified lake problems mentioned above. To be considered for funding, the application must demonstrate that the project can be fully implemented and all paperwork submitted for reimbursement by June 30, 2024. Special consideration will be given to lakes located in a watershed with an approved TMDL and/or are listed on the Commonwealth’s 303(d) list of impaired waters. Projects that maximize funding toward implementation costs (i.e., no administrative costs) will receive high priority in award decisions.  

Please submit one  (1) electronic copy via email of the complete application to info@palakes.org. The following are required for your application to be considered complete:

  1. Project Request Form and Detailed Budget  pdf  
  2. Project Description (2 page maximum)
  3. Project Area Photos (3-5)
  4. Project Location Map (USGS Quad Map 8.5” x 11”)

It is a requirement to contact a PALMS Board Member to discuss your project idea prior to completing and submitting your application.  

For projects that will be proposing Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention BMPs, please read this document for examples and resources.  

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