Senator Santarsiero, Representatives Polinchock and Galloway announce Small Business Advantage Grants for Local Businesses

HARRISBURG, PA – May 8, 2019 – Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10), Representative Todd Polinchock (R-144), and Representative John Galloway (D-140), announced the award of $12,000 in grant funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP’s) Small Business Advantage Grant program for a medical x-ray machine for New Britain Podiatry Associates and a boiler for Kim’s Greenwood Cleaners in Fairless Hills. New Britain Podiatry Associates and Kim’s Greenwood Cleaners were awarded $5,000 and $7,000, respectively.

“Environmentally focused grants like these can make a lasting impact for small businesses and consumers alike,” Sen. Santarsiero said. “With this funding, small businesses can provide even greater service to the community and better ensures the equipment being used is more reliable and less wasteful.”   

“Small business is the lifeblood of our community,” Rep. Polinchock said. “Partnering with DEP to promote smart, efficient business practices will build a climate of environmentally sound decision making that will benefit our citizens for years to come. I am thrilled to be a part of this.”

“I’m very thankful that two local businesses will receive this funding. This is a big step in creating a more sustainable, eco-friendly Bucks County while also bolstering our small business community,” Rep. Galloway said. “Our residents and business patrons alike will surely benefit from the positive, long-term environmental impacts this grant will provide.”

The DEP’s Small Business Advantage Grant provides 50% matching grants, up to a maximum of $9,500, to enable Pennsylvania small businesses to purchase energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment, or adopt waste reduction processes. Pennsylvania-based businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees are eligible to apply for these grants.

For more information on the Small Business Advantage Grant program, visit the Department of Environmental Protection’s website.