Mini-Grant Program

Mini-Grant Program

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The Brandywine Conservancy is pleased to launch the Brandywine Creek Greenway’s (BCG) new Mini-Grant Program for 2023-2024.

This program is funded by a recent grant of $85,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (DCNR) Community Conservation Partnership Program Environmental Stewardship Fund, administered by the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC). With these funds, the Brandywine Conservancy will be able to grant awards of $2,000 to $25,000 to projects that will support and advance the goals and objectives of the BCG’s Strategic Action Plan (2014).

The grant funding round is now open with applications due by June 30, 2023 by 4 p.m. 

Important application dates: 

  • Grant Round Opens: March 20, 2023 (grant application materials is available below) 
  • Application Deadline: June 30, 2023 by 4 p.m. (EDT) 
  • Grant Awards Announced: September 18, 2023 
  • Contracts Executed: November 6, 2023 
  • Projects Begin: November 2023   
  • Projects Completed: November 30, 2024
  • Final Site Inspections by Mini Grant Local Project Coordinator: September 2024
  • Final Payments: Upon project completion, satisfactory final site inspection and DCNR approval  

For questions about the BCG Mini Grant Program, please contact the Brandywine Conservancy’s Sarah Sharp at [email protected].

Information about the grant program

The Mini-Grant Program funds small projects that improve parks, open space and community trails, and will advance priority conservation and recreation projects identified in the BCG's Strategic Action Plan, plus other publicly vetted municipal planning documents. Eligible applicants include Pennsylvania non-profit organizations with tax-exempt status 501(c)(3), municipalities, counties, and some educational institutions. Non-profit organizations must submit proof of non-profit status and be registered with the PA Department of State Bureau of Charitable Organizations. Mini-grants may not be used to fulfill match requirements for other DCNR funded grant projects. All projects, related costs, and funding must conform to all DCNR Grant Terms and Conditions of the PA DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Program.

Round 3 Documents (2023–24)

2023–24 BCG Mini Grant Guidelines and Instructions

2023–24 BCG Mini Grant Application

2023–24 BCG Mini Grant Sub Grantee Agreement Template

Non-Discrimination Appendix 

Round 2 Documents

2021 BCG Mini Grant Guidelines and Instructions

2021 BCG Mini Grant Application

2021 BCG Mini Grant Sub Grantee Agreement Template

Non-Discrimination Appendix 

Round 1 Documents

2020 Grant Close Out Documents

2020 Grant Application Documents and Grant Awards