Combined Heat and Power Partnership
Small Business Advantage Grant Program
|Date Last Updated||11/16/2012|
|Incentive Administrator/Contact Office||Department of Environmental Protection|
|Incentive Initiation Date||7/1/2004|
|Incentive Size and Funding Source||The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) provides 50% of project cost or up to $9,500. Under the most recent solicitation, projects must demonstrate annual savings of at least 25% in energy consumption or pollution output plus $750 in annual monetary savings as a direct result of the proposed project.|
|Eligible Recipient||All Pennsylvania small businesses are eligible for Advantage Grant Funding. An eligible applicant must be a for-profit business enterprise that is a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal business entity that has no more than 100 full-time employees. Full-time equivalent (part time) employees must also be considered in determining the total number of employees.|
|Eligible Fuel||Does Not Specify|
|Eligible Project Size (MW)||Does Not Specify|
|Minimum Efficiency Required (%)||Does Not Specify|
|Other Selected Eligibility Criteria||Projects that receive energy efficiency incentives from a utility are not eligible for additional funding through the Small Business Advantage Grant Program. Residential rental units and dwellings are not eligible for awards, nor are outdoor wood burners, wood-fired boilers, photovoltaics (PV), solar hot water, room air-conditioners, vending machines and some types of building envelope measures.|
Businesses that are fully or partially owned by a large business are also not eligible. Fully owned or leased businesses that pay royalties or otherwise benefit from a large company's name are not eligible. Small offices of large businesses, franchises, subsidiaries or separate business entities that are purchased by large businesses during the term of the grant agreement are not eligible.
|Application Form(s)||Grant Application (PDF) (26 pp, 756K)|
|Other Incentive Details||A recipient of the grant must submit a follow-up report to the DEP 12 months after the project completion date detailing the environmental benefits and the financial costs and benefits as a result of the project.|
Prior to submitting an application, eligible businesses must first (1) obtain a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Vendor Registration Number; and (2) provide a completed checklist and a W-9 with the application.