Petri Announces $1 Million in State Assistance

For Small Business to Conserve Energy

Representative Scott Petri, PA 178th DistrictRichboro PA — Applications for financial assistance through the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) 2008 Small Business Advantage Grant Program are now being accepted, Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) announced recently.

The program provides a 50 percent matching grant to small businesses to help defray the costs of purchasing new equipment or implementing new processes that reduce energy consumption and prevent pollution. The grants can be worth up to $7,500.

Since the program’s creation in 2004, Small Business Advantage Grants have been awarded to 670 businesses across the state totaling more than $3.67 million.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a for-profit corporation, limited liability corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity with no more than 100 full-time employees. The entity must also be a separate legal business at the time the application is submitted and located within the Commonwealth.

Eligibility is open to manufacturers, retailers, service providers, mining operators or agriculture businesses. Additionally, the grant-supported project must be located within a Pennsylvania facility belonging to the applicant and must reduce the business’s annual energy or pollution-related expenses by at least 15 percent.

For more information on the Small Business Advantage Grant Program, visit Petri’s Web site and click on “Small Business Grants, or call the DEP at (717) 772-5160.

Rep. Scott Petri, 178th District,

Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(215) 364-3414
(717) 787-9033

Contact: Donna Pinkham (717) 260-6452

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