Contact Information 

Meadville District Office
900-920 Water Street
Downtown Mall
Meadville, PA  16335
Phone (814) 336-1136
Hours 8 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

Fairview Office (Mondays Only)
Fairview Township Building
7471 McCray Rd., Fairview, PA
Hours 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Monday)

Cranesville Office (Thursdays Only)
Cranesville Borough Office
10195 John Williams Ave.
Cranesville, PA 16410
Phone: 1-800-770-2377
Hours 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Thursday)

Capitol Office
Hon. Brad Roae
151 East Wing
Harrisburg PA 17120-2006
Phone: (717) 787-2353
Fax: 717-782-2902


Q & A - Small Business Advantage Grant Application Deadline Approaching

QUESTION:  Can you tell me about the Small Business Advantage Grant Program and the application deadline to apply for it?

ANSWER:  The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting applications for its Small Business Advantage Grant Program to aid small businesses looking to conserve energy and prevent pollution.

The application deadline is Sept. 6 and eligible applications will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted.

Under the program, businesses can apply for a 50 percent matching grant of up to $9,500 for taking actions to promote implementation of pollution prevention and energy-efficiency practices.

Applicants must be a for-profit corporation, limited liability corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity with 100 or fewer full-time employees.  The grant-supported project must be in a Pennsylvania facility owned by the applicant and must save the business at least 25 percent, plus $500 annually as a direct result of implementing the grant-supported project.  All grant projects must be completed by June 30, 2014.

As part of this year’s grant program, all applicants will be required to provide a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Vendor Registration number with their application.  The application will not be accepted without a vendor registration number.  A vendor ID number can be obtained by visiting

For more information about the grants or to apply, visit my website at and click on the link of the left-hand side titled “PA Small Business Ombudsman Office.”
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