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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-2243


Small Business Advantage Grant Program

[39 Pa.B. 6911]
[Saturday, December 5, 2009]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces an open opportunity to apply for funding in the 6th year of the Commonwealth's Small Business Advantage Grant Program for pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects. Small Business Advantage is a grant program providing up to 50% matching grants, to a maximum of $7,500, to enable a small business in this Commonwealth to adopt or acquire equipment or processes that result in energy efficiency or pollution prevention. Well designed energy efficient or pollution prevention projects can help small businesses cut costs while simultaneously protecting the environment.

 An eligible applicant must be a for-profit small business owner whose business or facility is located within this Commonwealth. Most small businesses in this Commonwealth are eligible, including manufacturers, retailers, service providers, mining businesses and agricultural concerns. The project to which the grant will apply must be located within the applicant's Commonwealth facility and save the business at least 20% annually in energy or pollution related expenses. All projects must be completed before June 30, 2010.

 For questions regarding the eligibility of projects, contact Dave Barnes, Office of Energy and Technology Deployment, Small Business Ombudsman's Office, (717) 783-8411, before submitting an application. The Department will begin accepting applications on December 7, 2009.

 Applications are available by contacting the Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Energy and Technology Deployment, 15th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 8772, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8772, (717) 783-8411. Applications are also available on the Department's web site at (DEP Keywords: SBAdvantage). The application package contains the materials and instructions necessary for applying for a grant.

 The Department will accept applications for the program if postmarked by January 15, 2010, or hand delivered by 4 p.m. on January 15, 2010. The Department will not accept an application submitted by fax or by other electronic means. Funds for this program will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application in as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed for funding in the order in which they are received.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-2243. Filed for public inspection December 4, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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