The grants, awarded under the Small Business Advantage Grant Program, provide a 50-percent match of up to $7,500 for equipment or processes that reduce energy consumption, promote pollution prevention and increase profitability. Since Governor Rendell launched the program in July 2004, more than $2.8 million has been awarded to more than 500 businesses across the state. “Smart energy use is good for business and a key to cleaner air,” Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen A. McGinty said. “Environmental protection can drive economic growth, and the rewards can be especially significant for small businesses.”The Small Business Advantage grant program is open to small business owners whose business or facility is located in Pennsylvania. An eligible applicant must be a for-profit business enterprise that is a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity that has no more than 100 employees and is a separate legal business entity at the time the application is submitted.
Valley Cleaners - $7,500 for upgraded dry cleaning equipment to reduce hazardous waste generation.
6th Street Laundromat Plus - $7,500 for high-efficiency washing machines to conserve energy and water and to decrease wastewater generation.
Panda Dry Cleaners - $7,500 for upgraded dry cleaning equipment to reduce hazardous waste generation.