Grants Available to Help Farmers and Small Businesses Save Money and Reduce Pollution
Grant funding for energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects for small business owners and farmers is still available from the Pa. Department of Environmental Protection through the Small Business Advantage Grant program.
“Pennsylvania farmers can benefit by using these funds to undertake projects which will divert sediment and nutrient runoff from our waterways,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell.
Pennsylvania farmers and other small business owners with 100 or fewer full-time employees are eligible for the grants. Projects must save the business a minimum of $500 and 25 percent annually in energy consumption or pollution related expenses.
Applications are considered on a first come, first served basis, and will be accepted until fiscal year 2020-21 funds are exhausted, or Monday, April 12, 2021, whichever occurs first.
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