Senator Gordner Encourages Small Businesses To Apply For Energy Grants

HARRISBURG – – The state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting applications from small businesses for the Small Business Advantage Program for pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).  Matching grants of up to $9,500 are available to most small businesses within the Commonwealth.

“Well designed energy efficiency and pollution control projects can assist small businesses by saving money and protecting the environment,” said Senator Gordner.

The project to which the grant will apply must be located within a small businesses facility in the Commonwealth and must save the business at least 25 percent annually in energy or pollution related expenses.   Businesses that employ 100 workers or less qualify for the program. Eligible projects include installation of energy efficiency equipment or pollution control devices, processes that reduce energy consumption or use of raw materials, or reduce the production of waste.

The Department is accepting applications until September 26.  Eligible projects must be completed by June 30, 2013.   Applications and program guidelines are available at or from the Office Pollution of Prevention and Energy Assistance at the Department.

Contact: Todd Roup