Small Business Advantage Grant
Funds are still available for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Small Business Advantage Grant. The grant provides 50% matching grants, up to a maximum of $9,500, to enable Pennsylvania small businesses to purchase energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment, or adopt waste reduction processes. Pennsylvania-based businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees are eligible. 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 (Natural Resource Protection projects are exempt).
Environmental Remediation Fund
The Environmental Remediation Fund provides low interest loans to support environmental remediation of non-petroleum contamination, specifically focusing on the Lower Schuylkill area of Philadelphia. The program is designed to help eligible property owners clean up contaminated properties and position them for new, high-quality development. Eligible borrowers must have full site control prior to application, as well as documentation of environmental conditions and a proposed remedial action plan. An approved remedial action plan is preferred. Eligible borrowers will also be required to demonstrate tax compliance and the absence of judicial or administrative orders at the time of application.