Energy efficiency grants for small business available

Application deadline of September 26 for up to $9,500 in funding

Small businesses looking for help in implementing projects to trim energy costs and reduce pollution can now apply for state grants of up to $9,500, according to Senator Pat Browne.

The Small Business Advantage Grant Program, through the state Department of Environmental Protection, helps businesses implement measures that save at least 25 percent and at least $750 annually in energy costs. The program provides a 50 percent matching grant of up to $9,500 toward energy efficiency improvements on systems such as lighting, heating, cooling, as well as building insulation projects.

“This is an excellent opportunity for local small businesses to take advantage of state funding to make improvements and save money in the long run,” Senator Browne said. “These grants help businesses install new equipment and reduce its energy consumption, which means savings in operating costs as well.”

The application deadline is September 26. Eligible applications will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. More information is available on the web by going to www.dep.state.pa.us and clicking on the “Small Business Advantage Grant” button or by calling (717) 772-8909.

Contact:

Matt Moyer
(610) 366-2327