Pennsylvania DEP Awards Energy-Efficiency, Pollution-Prevention Grants to 36 Small Businesses

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $290,010 in grants to help 36 small businesses across Pennsylvania invest in energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention projects.

"Since 2004, DEP has invested $7.5 million in 1,756 small businesses statewide," DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. "We are committed to investing in energy and pollution-saving measures in small businesses."

Pennsylvania's Small Business Advantage Grant program, funded through the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act, helps businesses with 100 or fewer employees. It provides 50-percent matching reimbursement grants of up to $9,500 to implement projects that will save 25 percent annually in pollution-prevention or energy-related costs.

Of the $1 million in grants budgeted for the current fiscal year, this is the last of three announcements of selected grantees. The 36 new grants will create more than $1.1 million in private-sector investment in small businesses.

Examples of eligible projects include high-efficiency HVAC and insulation upgrades, high-efficiency lighting to save energy, installation of energy-efficient heat pumps and new auxiliary power units that help large trucks reduce time spent with idling engines.

For more information about the Small Business Advantage Grant program, contact DEP's Office of the Small Business Ombudsman at 717-772-8909 or via email at epadvantagegrant@pa.gov.

Media contact: Amanda Witman, 717-783-9954

Editor's note: The 36 businesses that were awarded grants are listed below, alphabetically by county, with the business name and award amount.

Allegheny
Carl Colteryahn Dairy – $9,500
Ruby's Drycleaners – $9,500

Armstrong
Kenneth E. Eckman$4,350 

Berks
E.M. Kutz –  $9,500
French Creek Veterinary Hospital – $9,500

Bucks
Lady Patriots Hockey$9,500

Butler
Mars National Bank$9,500

Cambria
Richland Veterinary Hospital – $6,180

Centre
Snavely Associates – $7,113

Clinton
Casper's Custom Designs – $8,727

Crawford
Starn Tool and Manufacturing Co. - $7,345

Dauphin
Hal's Hauling – $5,000
Terry J. Motter$5,000
Vartan Group – $9,500

Franklin
EarthNet Energy – $9,500

Indiana
Environmental Service Laboratories – $9,500

Lackawanna
Gerrity's Save A Lot – $4,935
Lewith and Freeman Real Estate – $9,500
Schiff's Food Service – $9,500

Lancaster
Musselman Lumber – $8,520 
Refreshing Mountain Camp – $5,900 

Lebanon
Sunset Wholesale – $9,500

Luzerne
Berger Family Dealership – $9,500 
Pine Road Realty – $4,750
Rayco Eurospec Motorcars – $9,500
Ron Caccese State Farm Insurance Agency – $5,870
Wet Paint T-Shirts – $9,500

Monroe
Personal Touch Cleaners of East Stroudsburg$9,500

Montgomery
42 W. Lancaster RE Partnership – $9,500

Northampton
Fluortek – $9,500

Susquehanna
B&D Stone Co. – $4,230

Venango
Engles Rentals – $9,500

Westmoreland
McCali Manor – $9,500
Michael Phillips Holding$9,500 

Wyoming
T.O.J.E. Inc. – $8,990

York
Fawn Industries – $3,600

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection



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