Pennsylvania grants for the development of clean energy
Applications are available for three programs that are helping Pennsylvania
grow its economy, achieve energy independence, and make it easier for
consumers and businesses to develop and use advanced, clean energy resources.
Applications for the Energy Harvest and Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant
programs, as well as funding from the Pennsylvania Energy Development
Authority, can be downloaded from http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/.
Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen A. McGinty
said the funds available through these programs will expand the use of
renewable energy technologies in the commonwealth and help citizens and
businesses manage increasing energy costs by using alternatives that
also boost the state’s economy.
Details on the three grant program rounds are as follows:
Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA)
This year, up to $12.8 million is available through two PEDA grant opportunities.
Up to $11 million will be available statewide for innovative, advanced
energy projects and advanced energy businesses interested in locating
to the state.
Another $1.8 million is available to municipalities, local government
authorities and first responders in Duquesne Light Company’s electric
service territory and immediately adjacent areas for energy efficiency
and renewable power. The funds are intended to help local governments
and first responders cope with rising energy costs and to ensure a secure
energy supply for critical operations.
Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants (AFIG)
AFIG grants help support energy security by investing in companies that
produce and market homegrown biofuels and consumers that purchase hybrid
vehicles. This year, more funding is available to for fleet vehicles,
providing incentives for businesses to incorporate the latest fuel and
Approximately $10 million is available this year. AFIG will continue
funding to cover the added cost to purchase biofuel blends, as well as
continuing the $.05 per gallon production incentive for biofuels.
Approximately $5 million will be available through the Energy Harvest
grant program, which was established by Governor Rendell in 2003.
Applications for all three grant programs must be postmarked or received
by June 20. Directions for submitting applications to each of the programs
can be found in the respective application guideline.
For more information and to download applications and guidelines, visit
www.depweb.state.pa.us, keywords: PEDA, Energy Harvest or Alternative