DEP Small Business Advantage Grant Program Available to Small Businesses

Just a reminder that DEP’s Small Business Advantage Grant is still open, with just over half the $1,000,000 program still available to Small Businesses. 

The $1,000,000 grant is designed to assist small businesses in employing pollution prevention or energy efficiency measures into their operations.  Pennsylvania-based small businesses with less than 100 employees are eligible.  Businesses are able to receive a 50% reimbursement match on new equipment or processes which save a minimum of $500 and reduce their energy or waste by 25% per year.  The grant maximum is $9,500 for energy efficiency or pollution projects, or $7,000 for lighting-only upgrades.  Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

The full 2017 Grant Guidance, including all requirements, step-by-step instructions, and other necessary forms can be found on DEP’s Small Business Advantage Grant webpage.  Applicants are advised to carefully review the guidance document, which has been updated for 2017.

HELPFUL HINT:  A recorded webinar is available at the link above.  The webinar provides a step-by-step example of completing the application and accompanying documents.