National Pennsylvania Day Mini Grants
from America250PA and EQT Corporation,
in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
and in support of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful


The 2023 application is now closed. Read the final report to learn about the inspiring projects completed on National Pennsylvania Day 2023!

The Pennsylvania Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial (America250PA) was established by the legislature and Governor in 2018 to plan, encourage, develop, and coordinate the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States, Pennsylvania’s integral role in that event, and the impact of its people on the nation’s past, present, and future.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is proud to partner with America250PA in enhancing their volunteer component by supporting community improvement initiatives on National Pennsylvania Day, an annual observance that is celebrated on July 20th.

America250PA recognizes the impact that volunteerism has on our communities and is committed to encouraging every resident to participate. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is eager to support America250PA and their partners through this partnership.

The 250th Commemoration allows Pennsylvanians the opportunity to showcase the amazing people, places, and businesses that make them #PAPROUD. To ensure we capture the best the Commonwealth has to offer, it requires a statewide effort.

  • Adams County Historical Society - Lincoln Cemetery Cleanup
  • Borough of Ellwood City - Beautify Ellwood City
  • Cameron County Recreation Center - Building updates
  • County of Chester - Sandy Hollow Heritage Park & Thornbury Farm Heritage Center Clean-Up Day
  • Crawford Township - Park Area Improvements
  • Greater Easton Development Partnership - Easton Ambassadors
  • Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency - Greene County Community Cleanup
  • PHILADELPHIA250 - Making Philadelphia's Neighborhoods Beautiful for the 250th
  • Scranton Tomorrow - Community K-Pod Recycling Day
  • Sugarcreek Township - Picnic Table Facelift Project
  • Watson Township - Outdoor Bulletin Revitalization and Township Cleanup

This mini grant is available to existing America250PA partners (must have been a partner as of December 31, 2022) conducting projects that improve the community and engage volunteers.

Projects could include community cleanups, park improvements, revitalization efforts, river sweeps, graffiti abatement, murals, etc. *

Projects must engage community volunteers and be held on July 20, National Pennsylvania Day.

* Tree plantings will not be supported by this program. If you are interested in tree planting, please visit America 250PA’s The Liberty Tree Project.


Final reports were due August 31, 2023.

To learn more: America250PA Start Here, America Did!

Not a partner but want to be? If you are a nonprofit go here: America250PA Nonprofit Affiliates

If you are a county, municipality or school district go here: America250PA Official Partners

Becoming a partner now will ensure you are eligible for funding in the future!