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 email@example.com.
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.
Carl Colteryahn Dairy – $9,500
Ruby's Drycleaners – $9,500
Kenneth E. Eckman – $4,350
E.M. Kutz – $9,500
French Creek Veterinary Hospital – $9,500
Lady Patriots Hockey – $9,500
Mars National Bank – $9,500
Richland Veterinary Hospital – $6,180
Snavely Associates – $7,113
Casper's Custom Designs – $8,727
Starn Tool and Manufacturing Co. - $7,345
Hal's Hauling – $5,000
Terry J. Motter – $5,000
Vartan Group – $9,500
EarthNet Energy – $9,500
Environmental Service Laboratories – $9,500
Gerrity's Save A Lot – $4,935
Lewith and Freeman Real Estate – $9,500
Schiff's Food Service – $9,500
Musselman Lumber – $8,520
Refreshing Mountain Camp – $5,900
Sunset Wholesale – $9,500
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
Personal Touch Cleaners of East Stroudsburg – $9,500
42 W. Lancaster RE Partnership – $9,500
Fluortek – $9,500
B&D Stone Co. – $4,230
Engles Rentals – $9,500
McCali Manor – $9,500
Michael Phillips Holding – $9,500
T.O.J.E. Inc. – $8,990
Fawn Industries – $3,600
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
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