One of the best kept secrets in Harrisburg is the $24.5 million available through the High Performance Building Program for individuals and small businesses interested in the construction or major renovation of buildings to meet green building standards.
Both grants and loans are available to individuals and businesses through the program administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.
About $7 million is available to individuals for individual residence projects with a $100,000 limit on grants.
About $17.5 million is available in grants or loans for small businesses, with a $2 million limit on grants.
Applications are being accepted at any time by the CFA, but must come in at least 60 before a CFA board meeting to be considered at that meeting. No CFA meetings have been scheduled yet for 2016.
WARNING: Act now. Gov. Wolf’s 2016-17 budget proposal would transfer the funds for High Performance Buildings to the traditional Business in Our Sites economic development program.If you want to get some, visit the CFA’s High Performance Building Program webpage or contact Ryan Emerson at 717-787-6245.