Small Business Advantage Grant Program Now Open, Says Toepel

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Small Business Advantage Grant Program is open to small businesses looking to conserve energy, says Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery).

Under the program, businesses can apply for a 50 percent matching grant of up to $7,500 for taking actions that save at least 10 percent annually in energy or pollution-related costs.  To be eligible, an applicant must be a for-profit corporation, LLC, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity with 100 or fewer full-time employees.  The grant-supported project must be located within a Pennsylvania facility owned by the applicant.


Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  The application deadline is Nov. 5.


Since its inception in 2004, the Small Business Advantage Grant Program has awarded more than $5.8 million to 1,041 businesses across Pennsylvania.


Applications must be mailed or hand-delivered to the Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Energy and Technology Deployment, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P.O. Box 8772, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8772, ATTN: Small Business Advantage.


For a complete list of program guidelines, visit Toepel’s Web site at and click on “Small Business Advantage Grant Program.”

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