PA Green Energy Works! Biogas; $5 Million Funding Opportunity Available
[39 Pa.B. 5368]
[Saturday, September 12, 2009]
On behalf of Governor Edward G. Rendell, Secretary John Hanger announces that on September 21, 2009, the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) will open a $5 million solicitation for renewable energy projects for motivated businesses, local governments and nonprofit entities.
The program is administered by the Department, and funding is provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (42 U.S.C.A. § 5301). This program provides funds to units of local and state government, Native American tribes, and territories to develop and implement projects to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions, and to create jobs and promote economic recovery.
For purposes of this financial assistance opportunity, eligible projects include the generation of electricity from biological materials including, but not limited to, animal manures, septage, food processing wastes, and yard waste.
All projects must create jobs, be able to start work within 6 months, and be completed within 24 months and prior to April 30, 2012.
For grants under this solicitation, the following entities are eligible to apply: Corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorship, limited liability company, business trust, or other legal business entities; incorporated not for profit organizations that maintain 501(c)(3) status with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and are also registered with the PA Bureau of Charitable Organizations; colleges or universities located within Pennsylvania; nonprofit corporations or associations whose purpose is the enhancement of economic conditions in their community; Pennsylvania municipalities or counties; municipal electric utilities; rural electric cooperatives; and municipal authorities. Direct recipients of ARRA-EECBG funds are not eligible to apply.
This is a competitive solicitation. Guidelines may be viewed at www.recovery.pa.gov. Applications must be submitted by means of the Environmental eGrants system at www.grants.dcnr.state.pa.us. Applications will be accepted from September 21, 2009, through October 23, 2009.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-1691. Filed for public inspection September 11, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]
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