HARRISBURG, Pa. — Milford (Pa.) Laundromat is among 46 small businesses awarded $293,889 in grants by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to help them invest in energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention projects.
The business applied for and received a $7,500 grant, which will be used to purchase and install a high-efficiency boiler and hot-water heaters, according to DEP. Total project cost is $15,000.
Pennsylvania’s Small Business Advantage Grant Program provides small businesses with fewer than 100 employees 50% matching reimbursement grants of up to $7,500 to implement projects that will save $1,000, in addition to 25% annually in pollution prevention or energy-related costs.
Since 2004, the program has invested $5.3 million in 1,451 small businesses.
“This program empowers small-business owners to invest in important upgrades that make the most sense for their business,” says DEP Secretary Mike Krancer. “It gives them the opportunity to lower the costs of production, which makes them better environmental stewards and more competitive.”
Other recipients include Quality Cleaners in Lemoyne, Steininger’s Laundry & Dry Cleaning in Selinsgrove, and Murrysville Cleaners in Murrysville.