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Available Grants

Marcellus Legacy Fund Mini Grant Information and Application

  • General Information
  • Eligibility
  • Application Submission Process
  • Application Review Process
  • 2024 Grant Application

Through the Susquehanna County Marcellus Legacy Fund, the Commissioners have dedicated funding to implement a Mini-Grant Program. This program will provide grants allocations to nonprofit organizations only (municipalities and for-profit businesses are not eligible) with projects that support and advance the goals and objectives of the Marcellus Legacy Fund. The use of these funds include acquisition, development and repair of greenways, recreation trails, open space, natural areas, community conservation and beautification projects, community and heritage parks and water resource management. There are limited funds this year so it is important to note that there are changes to the disbursement of the grantThis year, funds will be allocated in the following manner: 

3 projects up to $10,000
1 project up to $5,000

If there are any remaining funds, other applications will be reviewed.

Please note that if the total cost of the project is more than the monies allotted by this grant, verification of the necessary additional funds received by grantee for a completed project is required upon application. All Marcellus Legacy Grant Fund Mini Grants will be paid directly to the grantee. Completion verification of the project, in the form of receipts, is due by August 1, 2025*. The application should be submitted online at www.susqco.com.

Deadline to Apply is September 16, 2024

Click Here To Go To The Application


Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

This program provides assistance to households that have experienced financial hardship and may be at risk for homelessness due to or during the pandemic. ERAP provides tenant households assistance with rental and utility costs to include arrearages and other related housing expenses. Visit www.compass.state.pa.us for more information. 

Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund (PAHAF)

This program provides financial assistance to Pennsylvania homeowners who are facing financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It provides financial assistance to homeowners for qualified mortgage and housing-related expenses to address delinquency and avoid default, foreclosure or displacement. Visit www.phfa.org for more information. 

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

This program is administered by PA Department of Human Services and can provide payment directly to the utility company to help with heating bills or to help maintain or restore service. The program opened November 1, 2022. To apply, call 1-866-857-7095 or visit www.compass.state.pa.us.

The Dollar Energy Fund (DEF)

This is an emergency hardship fund designed to help customers who have suffered a recent financial hardship. It can provide payment directly to the utility company to help maintain or restore service. The fund began accepting applications on October 1, 2022. To apply, visit www.dollarenergy.org/need-help/application-process or call 1-800-683-7036.