DELCO Green Ways Grant Program

DELCO GREEN ways grant program

Impressive things are still happening in Delaware County! The Delco Green Ways Grant Program continues driving the future of open spaces, trails, and recreation for Delco residents, elevating the County’s parks and open space system into a unified whole. We want to thank all those who took the time to apply for Round 3 funding, and are pleased to announce:

delco green ways grant program round 4

All municipalities in the County, and local non-profits working with a municipal partner, are eligible to apply for Round 4 grant funding between July 31 – September 29, 2023. Interested applicants can use the information below to prepare their application(s). The complete application package, fillable documents, and other resources will go live on July 31st. For assistance, email the Delaware County Planning Department at or call 610.891-5200.


July 31, 2023, Open application period for Round 4 of Delco Green Ways Grant Program l begins! All submission materials are available below.

September 7, 2023, and  September 12, 2023, Information sessions for Questions and Answers about the grant round were held via Zoom.

Click here to view the slide show presentation

Click here to view the recorded session

September 29, 2023 at 5 PM, the Deadline for Round 4 Delco Green Ways Grant applications.

October 2023. Green Ways evaluation team reviews applications and prepares recommendations for Delaware County Council’s consideration.

Late Fall, 2023. Delaware County Council will review the recommendations, make determinations and announce Round 4 grant awards at a subsequent public meeting.

Post Awards. Delaware County Planning Department assists grantees with finalizing grant agreements and provides technical support to move forward.

January – May 2024. Grantees may pursue DCNR & DCED funding using County grant as match.

Together we are strengthening and unifying Delco by CONSERVE-ing, ENHANCE-ing, CONNECT-ing and thoughtfully PLANNING & DESIGNING for our future. Everyone benefits from a greener, more connected, modernized, and well-planned County-wide system. We applaud all those who applied for previous Green Ways grants and encourage all municipalities and their partners to reapply for this next grant round.

ARe you ready to get started?

Users Guide

On-line Grant Application

Fillable Appendices

      Appendix A Budget Worksheets (Excel)

      Appendix B Municipal Resolution Template

      Appendix C Standard Grant Agreements for each of the Grant types (Please: Print, Fill in Pertinent Information, Sign, and
Scan Back to the County, while maintaining the original copy for your records)

      Appendix D Certificate of Title Form

      Appendix E Declaration of Public Trust, Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions

      Appendix F 1099-S Verification Form

      Appendix G Baseline Documentation Report Checklist for Conservation Easements

      Appendix H Template Letter of Waiver for Retroactivity (Word)

      Appendix I Comprehensive Pros Plan Cost Estimate Template

      Appendix J Mini-Pros Plan Cost Estimate Template

Please remember the application period opens July 31, 2023 and closes at 5 PM on September 29, 2023.

want to learn more?

Delaware County’s popular Delco Green Ways Grant Program is the best grant program around to help fund and complete your municipality’s wish-list projects. It provides a breathtaking opportunity to do something transformative for your community while unifying Delaware County’s green spaces, trails, parks and people.

To see additional background information, including examples of fundable projects and County awards, please visit
Rounds 1,  2, and 3 of the Green Ways Grant Program!

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