More than $16 million is available to help develop clean energy projects in Pennsylvania, the state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced. The state funding is being made available through the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA).
PEDA is a competitive grant program that finances clean energy projects and companies, and promotes the continued growth of Pennsylvania's green energy industry. The maximum award is $1 million per project.
The available funds include $2 million specifically set aside for municipalities, local government authorities, and first responders in Duquesne Light Co.'s electric service territory and immediately adjacent areas to help these entities cope with high energy costs and ensure they have a secure energy supply that is needed for critical operations. Those funds are made available through the settlement of a ratepayer case between Duquesne Light Co. and the Public Utility Commission.
Applications must be submitted via the Environmental eGrant system at grants.dcnr.state.pa.us. Paper applications will not be accepted. The deadline to submit applications, June 15 at 4 p.m. Grants will be announced at the PEDA board of director's meeting on Aug. 27.
To view program guidelines or download an application, visit depweb.state.pa.us, keyword: PEDA.