The 2022 Small Business Advantage Grant is now accepting applications for $1 million in available funds. This grant is offered through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The purpose of this grant is to provide small businesses in Pennsylvania with grant funds for projects that increase energy efficiency, reduce pollution, or protect our waterways. Many different types of small businesses, from manufacturing to retail to agriculture, may be eligible for funding under this program. Funding is awarded first-come, first served so interested applicants should act fast!
All program documents are available on the Small Business Advantage Grant Website; these documents include details about applicant and project eligibility and an overview of the application process. There is also a link on the website to the online application system used to apply for the grant. Additionally, there are tutorial videos available for everything from an overview of the program to using the Grant Calculator for specific project types.
Maximum grant awards will vary based on the attributes of a project as shown in the chart below. Projects will be eligible for more funding if they are located in Environmental Justice areas or reduce CO2e by at least 20 tons (as calculated by the Grant Calculator).
|2022-2023 Funding Levels|
|Project Attributes||Whichever is less, up to:|
|All Eligible Projects||50%||or||$5,000|
|Eligible and located in Environmental Justice Area||65%||or||$6,500|
|Eligible and significant environmental savings||65%||or||$6,500|
|Eligible, located in Environmental Justice Area, and significant environmental savings||80%||or||$8,000|
For questions, contact:
Samantha Harmon | Small Business Ombudsman
Small Business Ombudsman Office
Department of Environmental Protection
Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17101
717.783.0909 | Cell 717.319.8009