The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced that it has awarded over $62,000 in grants to 31 small businesses across the state of Pennsylvania.
Since its inception in 2004, Pennsylvania’s Small Business Advantage Grant Program has matched $6.1 million in reimbursement funding, available to small businesses that have invested in eco-friendly upgrades.
The grants provide small businesses that have fewer than 100 employees a 50-percent matching reimbursement grant, up to $7,500 to implement projects that will save the business owners money while helping to reduce at least 25 percent of the company’s pollution prevention or energy-related costs.
In the past, funding has gone towards projects like installing a high-efficiency HVAC system, upgrading insulation or investing in high-efficiency lighting. This year, companies in three local counties were awarded funds from the grant program.
Philadelphia County: Linn One Hour Cleaners Inc., Philadelphia – $7,500
Montgomery County: Melrose Service Center, Elkins Park – $2,650
Bucks County: Fire Creek Associates II LLC, St. Davids – $7,500