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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 20-1127



Availability of the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority Restart Grant

[50 Pa.B. 4218]
[Saturday, August 15, 2020]

 The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) is offering an opportunity to apply for a PEDA Restart Grant to assist with the completion of eligible energy projects disrupted due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic response.

 PEDA will offer approximately $2 million for individual awards not to exceed $250,000 for clean, advanced energy projects including the development and deployment of innovative, clean, advanced and efficient technologies; the generation of alternative energy or the production of alternative fuels; or the implementation of energy efficiency/demand side projects. Businesses conducting manufacturing or production operations related to alternative and clean energy projects in this Commonwealth are also eligible.

 PEDA will receive competitive proposals/applications for funding requests to support the purchase of equipment and supplies. Applicants can request funds for retroactive costs, working capital or both. However, applicants must propose a minimum 1:1 match consisting of all eligible costs as described in the solicitation that will be expended after the application submission date.

 To ensure good faith and project completion, all awarded grantees will be required to purchase a surety bond in the total amount of the grant award and matching funds plus a 10% maintenance surety as a condition of receipt of the grant funds.

 Applicants shall demonstrate how this award will mitigate the impact of a disruption experienced associated with the COVID-19 pandemic response and how the provision of a grant will enhance the ability to complete the project in an expeditious manner. This includes but is not limited to: the rehire of workers or hiring of additional workers to complete the project quickly, ability to make immediate equipment payments to restart the supply chain or opportunity to overcome lost revenue due to market stagnation. PEDA encourages the hiring of contractors in this Commonwealth, suppliers, labor and minority, veteran, service-disabled veteran and women-owned businesses as a response to high job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 PEDA encourages applicants to seek funding for clean, advanced energy projects which will provide backup power for critical operations. Projects that support revitalization by reusing or redeveloping brownfields and previously developed sites in urban, suburban and rural communities are also desired.

 The PEDA Restart Grant guidelines and application instructions are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's webpage at (select ''Businesses,'' then ''Energy,'' then ''Energy Programs Office,'' then ''Financial Options,'' then ''PEDA'') or by contacting the Energy Programs Office at (717) 783-8411.

 All applications must be submitted online through the Commonwealth's Electronic Single Application web site at Applications will be accepted starting Monday, August 17, 2020. All applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020.

 For more information on the PEDA Restart Grant, e-mail or contact the Energy Programs Office at (717) 783-8411.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-1127. Filed for public inspection August 14, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]

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