Environmental Protection

Energy Efficiency and Pollution Prevention Grants for Small Businesses

The DEP in Pennsylvania has given 36 small businesses across the state a total of $290,010 in grants for energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects.

Pennsylvania’s Small Business Advantage Grant program, which is funded through the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act, helps businesses that have 100 or fewer employees. The program provides 50 percent matching reimbursement grants of up to $9,500 to implement projects that will save 25 percent annually in pollution prevention or energy related costs.

“Since 2004, DEP has invested $7.5 million in 1,756 small businesses statewide,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “We are committed to investing in energy and pollution-saving measures in small businesses.”

Of the $1 million in grants budgeted for the current fiscal year, this is the last of three announcements of selected grantees. The 36 new grants will create more than $1.1 million in private-sector investment in small businesses. Some examples of eligible projects include high-efficiency HVAC and insulation upgrades, high-efficiency lighting to save energy and the installation of energy-efficient heat pumps.

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