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Environmental Advisory Council

Posted on: October 11, 2021

Energy Efficiency Saves Money -- and PA Small Business Program Can Provide Grant Money as Well

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Small businesses and farmers who want to improve their operations through energy efficiency, pollution prevention, and natural resource protection can apply now for up to $5,000 in state grant funding.

Small businesses and farmers who want to improve their operations through energy efficiency, pollution prevention, and natural resource protection can apply now for up to $5,000 in state grant funding.

Applications are now open for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Small Business Advantage Grant Program. One million dollars in total grant funding is available for eligible projects like HVAC and boiler upgrades, high-efficiency LED lighting, solvent recovery and waste recycling systems, auxiliary power units that eliminate truck engine idling, and other projects that reduce energy use.

Lansdowne is a “Ready for 100% Renewables” community (by 2019 Borough Council resolution), and small businesses, residents, churches and schools all have a big role to play in helping us reduce our community’s carbon footprint.  Fortunately, energy efficiency saves money and is cost-effective. For example, replacing our street lights with LED bulbs is cutting our municipal electric bill every night,

The Small Business Advantage Grant provides 50% matching grants, up to a maximum of $5,000 for Pennsylvania-based businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees. Eligible applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis, and must save the small business a minimum of $500 and at least 25% annually in energy consumption or pollution prevention-related expenses Information on the program and how to apply is available at www.dep.pa.gov/smallbusinessadvantagegrants.

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