New Funding Opportunities
The Very Small Meat-Processor Grant Program-- funding to reimburse a portion of inspection and certification requirements for very small meat processors. Up to $50,000 grants to pay for up to 50% of the cost of a first-time purchase of equipment, cost of technical assistance or advice from a food safety specialist to develop your plan. More info. Apply at www.esa.dced.state.pa.us/login.aspx. through September 30, 2019.
PA's Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program (UAI) is a reimbursement grant for those seeking to improve urban agriculture infrastructure in Pennsylvania. Two options: -Microgrants: Maximum grant $2,500, not to exceed 50% of project costs.
-Collaboration grants: Partner projects; maximum grant amount of $50,000, not to exceed 50% of project costs.
Small Business Advantage Grants: 50% matching grants up to a maximum of $7,000 for pollution prevention measures, install energy efficiency equipment, or implement natural resource protecon projects.
-Must be a Pennsylvania-based, registered, for-profit small business with 100 or fewer FTE employees
-For energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects saving the small business a minimum of $500.00 and at least 25% annually in energy consumption or pollution related expenses.
-Natural resource protection projects must quantify the reduction of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment loadings reaching the receiving waterway.
-First come, first served--$1M in funding is on the table.