The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for the Advantage Grant Program for small business pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects. Applications are due September 28. (formal notice)
Small Business Advantage is a grant program providing up to 50 percent reimbursement grants, to a maximum of $7,500, to enable a small business in this Commonwealth to adopt or acquire energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment or processes.
Well designed energy efficient or pollution prevention projects can help small businesses cut costs and reduce the risk of potential regulatory problems, while simultaneously protecting the environment.
An eligible applicant must be a for-profit small business owner whose business or facility is located within this Commonwealth. All Commonwealth small businesses are eligible, including but not limited to manufacturers, retailers, service providers, mining businesses and agricultural concerns.
The project to which the grant will apply must be located within the applicant's Commonwealth facility and save the business at least 25 percent annually in energy or pollution related expenses plus $1,000.