State Agency Seeking Grant Applications for Small Business Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has recently announced the opening of an application period for the Small Business Advantage grant program, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).

Eligible projects include adopting or acquiring equipment or processes that reduce energy use or pollution, including boiler or HVAC upgrades, high-efficiency LED lighting and waste recycling systems.  Eligible entities include farmers and Pennsylvania-based small business owners with 100 or fewer full-time employees.  Applicants can apply for 50 percent matching funds of up to $7,000.

“I encourage farmers and small business owners in my district to take advantage of this program,” said Senator Gordner.  “These funds will allow businesses to upgrade their facilities while becoming more environmentally friendly at the same time.”

A total of $1 million will be available through this program until April 12, 2020 or until funds run out, whichever comes first. To be eligible, costs must be incurred between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

Complete application packets and more information about the program are available on the DEP Small Business Ombudsman page at the DEP website. For questions or application assistance, please contact the Small Business Ombudsman’s office by phone at 717-772-5160 or by email.