There may be opportunities available to fund environmental or energy related projects that will improve the bottom line for your business.
Grant funds for pollution prevention and energy efficiency upgrades. Under the program, 50% matching grants up to a maximum of $9,500 are available. Check with DEP Grants and Loans Resource for current information on when the program is accepting applications.
This program provides loans to finance energy efficiency and conservation projects for commercial, industrial, and residential consumers. With the EECLP, eligible utilities, including existing Rural Utilities Service borrowers can borrow money tied to Treasury rates of interest and re-lend the money to develop new and diverse energy service products within their service territories.
The Small Business Pollution Prevention Assistance Account (PPAA) Loan Program provides low interest loans to small businesses undertaking projects (located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania) that reduce waste, pollution, or energy use. This funding can help small businesses comply with environmental regulations while receiving the economic benefits of preventing pollution and using energy more efficiently.
Eligible farmers can receive up to $150,000 in tax credits for single or multiple projects, and they can choose to apply the credits to their own tax bill or sell them to another taxpayer. Businesses that help finance a project on a private farm can also receive the tax credits.
This program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements.
This funding program comes from Pennsylvania’s share of a national settlement with the Volkswagen Group of America for cheating on EPA’s emissions tests. Grants and rebates are available for clean energy vehicles and fueling infrastructure to help mitigate harmful air emissions from diesel engines and vehicles.
The Pennsylvania FAST Act Alternative Fuel Corridor Infrastructure solicitation is a special solicitation under the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program (AFIG) designed to support the installation of alternative fuel infrastructure along Pennsylvania Interstate Highway Corridors. Grants will be available to install: public-use electric, hydrogen, propane, and compressed natural gas refueling infrastructure along the highway corridors in Pennsylvania.
St. Francis University is currently able to offer farms and businesses free resource assessment reports to help you make wise energy decisions. You will be provided with a detailed wind and solar analysis, along with geothermal, hydro and biomass potentials and suggestions for improving energy efficiency.
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Administered by DEP’s Storage Tank Cleanup Program and will pay eligible heating oil tank owners (3,000 gallons or less) for the costs of corrective action associated with a release. The reimbursement is limited to the actual costs of corrective action or $4,000, whichever is less. However, a $1,000 deductible, must be paid first by the tank owner. The reimbursement and deductible apply on a per tank basis. All reimbursements are funded through the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Fund and up to $500,000 per year may be available.
(Pump and Plug) provides grants of up to $2,500 to encourage tank owners to take measures to prevent accidental spills from unused and unsafe tanks.
PIDA provides low-interest loans and lines of credit for eligible businesses that commit to creating and retaining full-time jobs and for the development of industrial parks and multi-tenant facilities. Loan applications are packaged and underwritten by a network of certified economic development organizations (CEDOs) that partner with PIDA to administer the program.