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Pennsylvania Small Business Advantage Grant Availability

[46 Pa.B. 4019]
[Saturday, July 23, 2016]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces the availability of up to $1 million of grant funding in the 13th year of the Commonwealth's Small Business Advantage Grant Program (Program) 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-served 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 within this Commonwealth. The project to which the grant will apply must be located within the applicant's Commonwealth facility.

 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 from the Department's web site at www.dep.pa.gov, search ''Small Business Advantage Grants,'' then click ''Small Business Ombudsman's Office.'' To ask a technical question concerning a project, write to epadvantagegrant@pa.gov before submitting an application.

 Applications may be submitted on or after July 25, 2016, 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, or hand-delivered or sent by other shipping services to the 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.

PATRICK McDONNELL, 
Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-1261. Filed for public inspection July 22, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]



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