Pa. Department of Environmental Protection awards 31 small business grants

    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

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