Pennsylvania Code & Bulletin

• No statutes or acts will be found at this website.

The Pennsylvania Bulletin website includes the following: Rulemakings by State agencies; Proposed Rulemakings by State agencies; State agency notices; the Governor’s Proclamations and Executive Orders; Actions by the General Assembly; and Statewide and local court rules.

PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 23-1151



Availability of Grants through the Small Business Advantage Grant Program

[53 Pa.B. 5343]
[Saturday, August 26, 2023]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces the availability of at least $1 million in grant funding for the 20th year of the Commonwealth's Small Business Advantage Grant Program (Program). The Program assists small businesses undertaking energy efficiency, pollution prevention or natural resource conservation projects. With nearly 1 million small businesses in this Commonwealth, well-designed projects can help small businesses cut operating costs and grow the Commonwealth's economy, while simultaneously protecting the environment.

 The Program is a first-come, first-served grant program that provides matching grants, ranging from a maximum of 50% or $5,000, up to 80% or $8,000, whichever is less. Maximum funding will vary based on project location and environmental impact. Eligible projects must save the small business a minimum of $500 per year and at least 20% in annual energy consumption or pollution-related expenses.

 Natural resource protection projects are exempt from the minimum cost savings requirements but may need to meet minimum pollution reduction goals; projects must provide enough information to allow quantification of the sediment and nutrient diversion from the directly related receiving waterway to be eligible.

 To be eligible, the applicant's business must be Commonwealth-based, be registered to do business in the Commonwealth, and be a for-profit small business with 100 or fewer full-time equivalent employees. The project to which the grant will apply must be undertaken in or on a facility located in this Commonwealth. Applicants may not have current environmental violations or obligations due to the Commonwealth. Applications will be accepted beginning when the application period opening is announced on the Small Business Advantage Grant web site through March 22, 2024, or when funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first.

 Application guidance, required forms and information are located on the Department's web site at www.dep. (select ''Residents,'' then ''Grants, Loans and Rebates,'' then under the Businesses headline ''Small Business Advantage Grant—for energy efficiency, pollution prevention, or natural resource protection efforts,'' then ''Small Business Advantage Grant program'').

 For applicants who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind or have a speech disorder, the Pennsylvania Hamilton Relay Service is available by calling (800) 654-5984 (TTD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users), and request that the call be relayed to Samantha Harmon at (717) 783-0909.

 ATTENTION: If you speak another language other than English, language assistance services can be made available to you. Call (717) 783-0909.

 ATENCIóN: Si habla otro idioma que no sea el inglés, los servicios de asistencia lingüística pueden estar disponibles para usted. Llame al (717) 783-0909.

 ACHTUNG: Wenn Sie eine andere Sprache als Englisch sprechen, können Ihnen Sprachunterstützungsdienste zur Verfügung gestellt werden. Rufen Sie (717) 783-0909 an.

 For further information, contact the Small Business Ombudsman Office by e-mail at RA-epAdvantageGrant@ or by telephone at (717) 783-9640.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 23-1151. Filed for public inspection August 25, 2023, 9:00 a.m.]

No part of the information on this site may be reproduced for profit or sold for profit.

This material has been drawn directly from the official Pennsylvania Bulletin full text database. Due to the limitations of HTML or differences in display capabilities of different browsers, this version may differ slightly from the official printed version.