Friday, October 1, 2010

DEP Accepting Applications For Small Business Pollution Prevention, Energy Grants

The Department of Environmental Protection this week announced it is now accepting applications for the Small Business Advantage Grants Program to fund pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects. (formal notice)
The deadline for applications is November 5.
The program provides up to 50 percent matching grants, to a maximum of $7,500, to enable small businesses 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 the Commonwealth. All small businesses in this Commonwealth are eligible, including manufacturers, retailers, service providers, mining businesses and agricultural concerns.
The project to which the grant will apply must be located within the applicant's facility in this Commonwealth and save the business at least 10 percent annually in energy or pollution related expenses.
For more information, visit the Small Business Advantage Grants webpage or contact Dave Barnes, Office of Energy and Technology Deployment, Small Business Ombudsman's Office at 717-783-8411 or send email to:

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