Friday, July 20, 2018

DEP Now Accepting Small Business Advantage Grant Applications For Water Quality Improvement Projects; July 24 Webinar

The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for Small Business Advantage Grants and for the first time applicants can applying for funding for projects to improve water quality.  (formal notice)
July 24 Webinar
The Department of Environmental Protection Monday announced it will host a July 24 webinar on applying for a Small Business Advantage Grant.  The webinar starts at 11:00 a.m.
Click Here to register to participate. You can also participate via audio, call 1-650-479-3208 and use access code 648 800 096.
To contact the Small Business Ombudsman’s Office about this program, call 717-772-5160 or send email to:
Up to $1 million will be available for grants under this program. The Program is first-come, first-served.
Examples of eligible natural resource protection projects may include riparian buffer plantings, stream-bank fencing and barnyard runoff controls.
The program provides up to 50 percent matching grants, up to a maximum of $9,500. Eligible projects must save the small business a minimum of $500 and at least 25 percent annually in energy consumption or pollution related expenses.
Natural resource protection projects are exempt from the minimum savings requirements. However, projects must quantify the sediment and nutrient diversion from the directly related receiving waterway to be eligible.
The applicant must have 100 or fewer employees, be a for-profit small business owner and be taxed as a for-profit business located in this Commonwealth.
More information is available DEP’s Small Business Advantage Grants webpage.  Questions should be directed to DEP’s Small Business Ombudsman Office by sending email to: or call 717-772-5160.
DCNR Riparian Forest Buffer Grants
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is accepting applications for its Multifunctional Riparian Forest Buffer Grants from August 1 to September 28.  Click Here for more information.

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