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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-2069


Pennsylvania Small Business Advantage Grant Availability

[44 Pa.B. 6291]
[Saturday, October 4, 2014]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces the availability of $969,000 in grant funding for the eleventh year of the Commonwealth's Small Business Advantage Grant Program (Program). Funding is available for small businesses that adopt or acquire equipment or processes that promote pollution prevention or energy efficiency projects, or both.

 With over 900,000 small businesses in this Commonwealth, a well-designed energy efficiency or pollution prevention project can help small businesses cut operating costs and complement the economy, while simultaneously protecting the environment.

 The Program is a first-come, first-serve grant program that provides up to 50% reimbursement matching grants, up to a maximum of $9,500. Eligible projects must save the small business a minimum of $500 and at least 25% annually in energy consumption or pollution related expenses.

 An eligible 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. The project to which the grant will apply must be located within the applicant's facility in this Commonwealth.

 For a copy of the application package and to review the Program's administrative requirements, contact the Department's Grants Center at (717) 705-5400 or on the Department's web site at (click on ''Energy,'' then click ''Small Business Ombudsman's Office''). To ask a technical question concerning a project, write to before submitting an application.

 Applications may be submitted on or after Monday, October 6, 2014, and will be accepted until the funds are exhausted for this fiscal year. Faxes or other electronic submissions will not be accepted.

 Completed applications can be mailed to the Department of Environmental Protection Grants Center, P. O. Box 8776, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8776; hand-delivered or sent by other shipping services to Department of Environmental Protection Grants Center, 15th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301. The application package contains the materials and instructions necessary for applying for the Small Business Advantage Grant.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-2069. Filed for public inspection October 3, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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