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Pennsylvania Agriculture Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Now Accepting Applications

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now accepting applications for the Agriculture Energy Efficiency Rebate Program, which provides funding to agricultural producers to help them purchase energy-efficient equipment.

The program offers rebates for the purchase of LED lighting systems, efficient ventilation equipment, and efficient milk pumping and cooling equipment. Rebates are also available for installation costs.

The maximum rebate is $7,500 per technology category, up to 50% of the equipment purchase costs.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Pennsylvania agricultural producer
  • Own or lease a farm in Pennsylvania
  • Install the eligible equipment on a Pennsylvania farm

Applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until December 31, 2023. Approved applicants will be issued a voucher, which they can then use to purchase the eligible equipment. Once the equipment is installed, the applicant can submit a payment request form with required documentation to the DEP to receive the rebate moneys.

For more information, visit the Pennsylvania Agriculture Energy Efficiency Rebate Program website.

Jeremy Hancher is the EMAP Program Manager located at the Widener University SBDC.  He holds over 15 years of experience in environmental compliance, environmental policy, and program management.  He is proud to be the team lead of the award-winning EMAP program which provides free and confidential environmental assistance to the Pennsylvania small business community in fulfillment of the requirements of the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Control Act and Section 507 of the federal Clean Air Act.
In 2015, Jeremy was part of the team effort when EMAP was recognized by US EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy for Outstanding Accomplishments by a State Small Business Environmental Assistance Provider in Providing Technical Environmental Assistance to the Small Business Community. Jeremy holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a certificate from the Wharton School.