Friday, July 15, 2011

Applications For Small Business Pollution Prevention, Energy Efficiency Grants Accepted

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice saying it is now accepting applications for the Small Business Advantage Grant Program to fund pollution prevention and energy efficiency improvements starting July 25 and ending August 29.
Small Business Advantage provides 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.
For questions or concerns regarding the eligibility of a project, contact Dave Barnes, Office of External Affairs at 717-782-8909 or send email to: before submitting an application.
Applications will be available online or by contacting the Department of Environmental Protection, Office of External Affairs, 15th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 8772, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8772, 717-782-8909.

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