Governor Corbett Announces Energy-Efficiency, Pollution-Prevention Grants for Four Small Businesses Read more:

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $32,880 in grants to help four small businesses across Pennsylvania invest in energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention projects.

Pennsylvania’s Small Business Advantage Grant program, funded through the state’s Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act, helps businesses with 100 or fewer employees. It provides 50-percent matching reimbursement grants of up to $9,500 to implement projects that will save 25 percent annually in pollution-prevention or energy-related costs.

The four businesses that were awarded grants are: Erie County’s Georgeko Industries Inc., $9,500; Lawrence County’s Gebhart Farms, $9,500; Monroe County’s 578 Main Associates LLC, $4,380; and Northampton County’s Tencza Dental Associates, $9,500.

The grants will create more than $136,000 in private-sector investment in small businesses.

Examples of eligible projects include high-efficiency HVAC and insulation upgrades; high-efficiency lighting to save energy; installation of energy-efficient heat pumps; and new auxiliary power units that help large trucks reduce time spent with idling engines.

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