Application deadline of May 1 for up to $25,000 in funding
Small businesses looking for help in implementing projects to trim energy costs and reduce pollution can now apply for state grants of up to $25,000, according to Senator Elder Vogel Jr. (R-47).
The Small Business Energy Efficiency Grant Program helps businesses implement measures that save at least 20 percent and at least $1,000 annually in energy costs. The program provides a 25 percent matching grant of up to $25,000 toward energy efficiency improvements on systems such as lighting, heating, cooling, refrigeration and process machinery, as well as building insulation and weatherization improvement projects.
Applications must be received by May 1 and grants will be awarded to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the $3 million in available funds are depleted.
Applications are available at www.depweb.state.pa.us, keyword: Small Business Energy Efficiency Grant Program. Applications will also be available by contacting the Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Energy and Technology Deployment, 15th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market St., P. O. Box 8772, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8772. Applications can also be obtained by calling (717) 783-8411 or e-mailing email@example.com.
To be eligible, an applicant must be a for-profit corporation, LLC, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity with no more than 100 full-time employees located in Pennsylvania. Applicants may be manufacturers, retailers, service providers, mining operators or agricultural businesses.
CONTACT: Anne Stine