Before Proceeding With An Application
PENNVEST is rolling out a new application system. If your project will not be technically ready (i.e., plans and specifications complete, all necessary DEP permits approved and Uniform Environmental Review complete and approved by DEP) by November 4, 2020, please wait until after that date to start your application so it can proceed in the new system. Contact your regional Project Specialist for additional information or assistance.
Online Funding Request is a fully automated on-line system that allows you to electronically process data and perform required actions during the application process for requesting funds from PENNVEST. This link will take you to the PENNVEST Login Portal. Once you have a login account and sign-in, you can select the Online Funding Request from the menu to either start a new application or to complete, electronically sign and submit an existing application.
Three phases are completed during the application process: Pre-Consultation phase which allows you to identify and start an application in anticipation of scheduling the required planning consultation with PENNVEST; Data Collection phase for collecting the information and providing supporting documentation as part of completing the application; and Submit phase to complete the e-signature process and submit the application to PENNVEST for review.
Before You Start
All projects that apply for PENNVEST funding must have a consultation with DEP and PENNVEST regional staff. You can start a new application online but will not be able to complete or submit the application until the consultation has been completed and signed off by the PENNVEST Regional Project Specialist.
You can arrange for a consultation through the Online Funding Request Website or by contacting Regional Assistance.
Know When to Apply
You can start an application at anytime but there are application cut-off dates for submission for review and consideration of your project, and when the PENNVEST Board Meetings are held to approve funding.
To access the PENNVEST Online Funding Request
website, you must log in using a valid Commonwealth of PA Keystone Login user name and
password. If you do not have an existing account, you can create an
account on the Commonwealth of PA Keystone Login page.
Register Your Company (Legal Entity Registration)
To apply for funding, your company must be first registered and verified with PENNVEST as a valid Pennsylvania legal entity. Registration applies to a Municipality, Authority, Company or other Organization Sections. The registration is only required once for new companies that have not previously done business with PENNVEST. Please note, it may take 2-3 business days
for your legal entity account to be established. You will receive an e-mail with instructions from PENNVEST when the company registration has been completed. Registration of new companies is done through the Online Funding Request Website under the Contacts Applicant section of the application.
Go to the PENNVEST training materials for a list of training videos available on YouTube including how to set up an account, start and complete an application, use the online website, and how to use e-signature for PENNVEST documents.
Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome is required to use all
PENNVEST on-line applications. Although most PENNVEST on-line applications may
run successfully in other browsers, Internet Explorer version 10 is currently
required to run the PENNVEST applications at this time.
Adobe Acrobat Version 10 is required to view Adobe Acrobat
”PDF” files available in PENNVEST on-line applications. To download Adobe's Free Reader, go to Adobe's Website.
Display Settings for PENNVEST applications have been configured to optimally fit in a 1024x769 pixel
If a Pop-Up Blocker is installed on your browser, you should give the blocker permission to allow pop-ups from PENNVEST websites. Contact your system
administrator if need help with changing the settings.