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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 11-1191


Pennsylvania Advantage Grant Program Applications

[41 Pa.B. 3941]
[Saturday, July 16, 2011]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces the availability of grant funding in the seventh year of the Commonwealth's Advantage Grant Program for small business pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects. Small Business Advantage is a grant program providing up to 50% reimbursement grants, to a maximum of $7,500, to enable a small business in this Commonwealth to adopt or acquire energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment or processes. Well designed energy efficient or pollution prevention projects can help small businesses cut costs and reduce the risk of potential regulatory problems, 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. All Commonwealth small businesses are eligible, including but not limited to 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 25% annually in energy or pollution related expenses plus $1,000.

 For questions or concerns regarding the eligibility of a project, contact Dave Barnes, Office of External Affairs at (717) 782-8909 or at before submitting an application. The Department will begin accepting applications for this program on July 25, 2011.

 Applications are most quickly obtained from the Department's web site at (DEP Keyword: SBAdvantage). Applications are also available by contacting the Department of Environmental Protection, Office of External Affairs, 15th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 8772, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8772, (717) 782-8909. The application package contains the materials and instructions necessary for applying for a grant.

 Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by 4 p.m. on August 29, 2011. Faxes or other electronic submissions will not be accepted.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 11-1191. Filed for public inspection July 15, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]

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