PA Wildlife Rehabilitation Lead Poisoning in Eagles Grant

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has authorized the Pennsylvania Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Council (an advisory board to the PGC) to provide limited grants to individual rehabilitators/centers specifically to offset expenses related to the care and treatment of lead poisoning in Eagles. Funds will be available for eagles admitted on or after March 12, 2021.

General Criteria and Limitations

  • Permitted Pennsylvania wildlife rehabilitators and wildlife rehabilitation centers are eligible to apply for grants consistent with the purposes of this grant.
  • Applicants must possess applicable permits to work with eagles.
  • Applicants may apply for an emergency grant of up to $500.00 in order to assist with expenses related to an eagle suffering from lead poisoning at the time of admitting the bird.
  • Applicants may apply for a general reimbursement grant of up to $500.00 for the medical expenses related to the treatment of individual eagles undergoing treatment.
  • Applicants may apply for multiple grants with priority given to emergency requests.


  • Applicants will receive an email acknowledging receipt of their request.
  • If a grant is approved, the grantee will be required to sign and return a grant agreement upon receiving the funds.
  • Completion reports will be required for emergency grants within six months of disbursement of funds.



Only wildlife rehabilitators permitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are eligible to apply for this grant.

Grant money is to be used exclusively for the treatment of lead poisoning in eagles.  General care is not being considered at this time.

Please tell us about the eagle this grant is covering:


After submitting the form, please email supporting documents to

Documents needed:

  • Receipts
  • 501 (c)(3) organizations– Please attach a copy of IRS Determination Letter)


 I certify, to the best of my knowledge, that all information included in this proposal is correct.  The tax-exempt status of this organization is still in effect.  If a grant is awarded to this organization, the proceeds of that grant will not be distributed or used to benefit any organization or individual supporting or engaged in unlawful activities.