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 2024 application is now closed.

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, 2024.

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.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Mini grants are available to existing America250PA partners (must have been a partner as of December 31, 2023) conducting projects that improve the community and engages 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, 2024 National Pennsylvania Day. The project location must be located in PA.

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.

* 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.

Download the press release (.pdf)

2024 AMERICA250PA GRANT AWARDEES

Agency/Org name, Municipality - Project Name

  • Apollo Area Historical Society, Apollo - Drake Log Cabin Memorial Flower Garden
  • County of Beaver (Beaver County Recreation and Tourism), Beaver Falls - Unity Mural
  • County of Clarion, Clarion - Clarion County Park Community Garden Refresh
  • Crawford County Historical Society, Meadville - Children's and Kitchen Gardens at Mount Hope: The Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum
  • Founding Forward (formerly Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge), Valley Forge - Medal of Honor Grove Clean-up Day
  • Friends of Washington Crossing Park, Washington Crossing - Hibbs Garden Clean Up
  • The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Philadelphia - AAMP Floral Updates
  • The Hoyt, New Castle - Anniversary Street Mural
FINAL PROJECT REPORT FORM

The online reporting form will be open at a later date. Final reports will be due August 20, 2024.

GRANT/PROJECT ELIGIBILITY

This mini grant is available to existing America250PA partners (must have been a partner as of December 31, 2023) conducting projects that improve the community and engage volunteers. Funds must be spent by applicant organization only, no pass through grants allowed.

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, 2024 National Pennsylvania Day. The project location must be located in PA.

* 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.

CHECK OUT LAST YEAR’S PROJECTS FOR IDEAS OR INSPIRATION
ONLINE APPLICATION
The 2024 application is now closed. Selected applicants will be notified in April.

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!