Per legislation passed in 2002, funds from the Environmental Steward Fund were distributed as follows:
- 43.7% goes to the Department of Environmental Protection to clean up acid mine drainage and support watershed based conservation efforts
- 28.5% goes to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for rehabilitation of state parks and forests and grants to local governments and nonprofits for open space protection and recreation projects, and
- 27.9% goes to Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority for water and wastewater treatment facilities.
[Department of Agriculture received temporary allotments of 14.8% in fiscal years 2000-01 and 2003-04, reducing the shares of other departments.]
Growing Greener II allocated the following funds, which have been committed:
- Department of Agriculture ($80M)
- Department of Community & Economic Development ($59M)
- Department of Conservation & Natural Resources ($217.5M)
- Department of Environmental Protection ($230M)
- Fish & Boat Commission (27.5M)
- Game Commission ($20M)
Note: Funds to make the principal and interest payments for the Growing Greener II bonds are drawn from the Environmental Stewardship Fund, which receives revenue from the $4.25 per ton municipal waste disposal fee, as well as the Act 13 impact Fee.
Per Act 13 of 2012, the Environmental Stewardship Fund receives transfers from the Oil and Gas Lease Fund of $20 million in 2013 and $35 million thereafter. The impact fee revenues for ESF will be distributed to four state agencies: