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Small Business Pollution Prevention Assistance Account Loan Program

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Date Last Updated10/22/2013
Incentive TypeLoan
State/FederalPA
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeDepartment of Environmental Protection
Incentive Initiation Date1/1/1999
Incentive Size and Funding SourceThe Pollution Prevention Assistance Account (PPAA) offers low-interest loans to help small businesses implement energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects. Loans may be issued for 75% of project costs up to $100,000 within any 12-month period, with terms of up to 10 years and a 2% interest rate. Renewable energy systems are eligible for loans under this program if they meet the project eligibility criteria. Since the program's inception in 1999, DEP has received 186 loan applications totaling more than $9.3 million.
Eligible RecipientSmall businesses (100 full-time employees or less) located within Pennsylvania.
Eligible FuelDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)Does Not Specify
Other Selected Eligibility CriteriaIn order to qualify, the project must have a payback that is less than or equal to the loan term, and the expected benefits must extend past the term of the loan. The program is only available to businesses that adopt or install pollution prevention or energy efficient equipment, or processes that reduce or reuse raw materials on-site, reduce the production of waste or significantly reduce energy consumption and are directly related to the business activity.
Application Form(s)Apply through an Area Loan Organization in your county.
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