Note: Not all the money flowing into the Environmental Stewardship Fund is allocated for projects—debt service payments for the $625 million Growing Greener II bond measure are drawn from the Environmental Stewardship Fund.
Per Act 68 of 2002, funds from the Environmental Steward Fund (ESF) were distributed as follows:
- 43.7% to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to clean up abandoned mine drainage and support watershed-based conservation efforts
- 28.5% to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) for rehabilitation of state parks and forests and grants to local governments and nonprofits for open space protection and recreation projects
- 27.9% to the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) for water and wastewater treatment facilities
The Department of Agriculture (PADA) received temporary allotments of 14.8% in fiscal years 2000–01 and 2003–04, reducing the shares of other departments.
Act 45 of 2005 (the $625 million bond measure known as Growing Greener II) allocated the following funds. Act 45 also changed the allocation structure, making allocations to PADA permanent.
- Department of Agriculture ($80 million)
- Department of Community and Economic Development ($59 million)
- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources ($217.5 million)
- Department of Environmental Protection ($230 million)
- Fish and Boat Commission ($27.5 million)
- Game Commission ($20 million)
Act 45 stipulated that, beginning FY 2007–2008 and continuing thereafter, ESF money would be allocated accordingly:
- 37.4% to DEP
- 24.1% to DCNR
- 23.7% to PENNVEST
- 14.8% to PADA
Beginning in FY 2015, there were slight changes to the allocation percentages:
- 35.7% to DEP
- 23% to DCNR
- 22.6% to PENNVEST
- 18.7% to PADA