5th Annual Night at the Races
March 7, 2015
Fugh Hall - 27 Crescent St.
Doors Open 7:30 PM, Betting Windows Open 8:00 PM
Free Beer, BYOB, bring your own snacks, Small Games of Chance
Horses On Sale Now!!
$5 per Horse, Winning Horse Pays $25
Horses can be purchased at Etna Boro Building, Winschel Hardware, Kress Service, or EEDC Members
We’d like to invite you to join the borough leaders from Etna & Millvale for two events to kick off an exciting new solar campaign in our communities – Solarize Etna & Millvale!
Official Launch and Kick-off Celebration on Wednesday, February 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the Millvale Community Library, 213 Grant St., Millvale, PA 15209. A brief presentation about the program will be offered along with refreshments. You can check out your home to see if it’s good for solar with our online tools right at the event.
Please Register Here for the February 18 launch event.
Go-Solar Workshop on Thursday, February 26, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm about the benefits of solar and how you can get solar through the Solarize Allegheny campaign. The workshop will be held at the Clarence Fugh Memorial Hall at the Etna Volunteer Fire Department, 27 Crescent Street, Etna, PA 15223. Refreshments will be served. Bring a copy of your electric bill and we can tell you if your home is good for solar at the workshop! Meet the solar installers.
Please Register Here for the February 26 workshop.
Solarize Etna & Millvale is a local campaign under the Solarize Allegheny umbrella - a project funded by the Heinz Endowments and managed by non-profit organization SmartPower - to double the amount of solar energy throughout Allegheny County over two years. Etna and Millvale have joined forces will host the campaignover the next 20 weeks, along with three other communities in the County. Through Solarize Etna & Millvale, residents and businesses will have the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of solar energy through a robust on-the-ground outreach campaign. In addition, Solarize Allegheny will also incorporate a valuable on-line tool for residents and businesses that helps them connect directly to local, pre-screened, qualified solar installers who will offer competitive bids, guidance and help them get solar on their homes and businesses.
The price of solar has dropped dramatically over the past several years, so that solar is now as affordable as your monthly electric bill. There’s even a 1% interest loan program through the Allegheny County Redevelopment Authority for people with qualifying incomes that makes solarand energy efficiency a great deal and will help customers save thousands of dollars on their electric bills.
Come and find out why Solar Makes Sense for Etna & Millvale and for your home or business!
Your Input is Needed!
Etna Riverfront Park and Trail Design Workshop
Saturday, January 10 2015
Clarence Fugh Memorial Hall
27 Crescent Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15223
Questions or Comments?Please contact:Mary Ellen RamageEtna Borough Manager412-781-0569
DEP to Begin Accepting Applications for Small Business Advantage Grants Oct. 6 Grants will Fund Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency Projects
Harrisburg – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites manufacturers, retailers, service providers, agricultural businesses and other small businesses to apply for a Small Business Advantage Grant to finance pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects. The application period will open Monday, Oct. 6.
The grants provide funding to projects that include auxiliary power units deployed as anti-idling technology for trucks, HVAC and boiler upgrades, high-efficiency lighting, solvent recovery systems and waste recycling systems.
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 located in Pennsylvania and be owned by the applicant. Eligible projects must save the business a minimum of $500 and 25 percent annually in energy consumption or pollution related expenses.
Businesses can apply for 50-percent matching funds of up to $9,500 to adopt or acquire energy-efficient or pollution-prevention equipment or procedures. Funding is eligible for those costs incurred between Oct. 6, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
Last year, DEP awarded 133 grants totaling more than $981,000 to Pennsylvania businesses to support pollution prevention and energy efficient upgrades, spurring more than $3.6 million in private investment.
The grant program is funded by the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act, which is primarily supported by the Capital Stock and Franchise Tax and Act 13 Impact Fee.
Applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Applications will be accepted until fiscal year 14-15 funds are exhausted or April 15, 2015, whichever occurs first.
Applications are available by visiting www.dep.state.pa.us and clicking on the “Small Business Advantage Grant” button. Applicants are advised to carefully review the guidance document, which has been updated and is also available on the website.
Applications must be mailed to the Department of Environmental Protection’s Grants Center, P.O. Box 8776, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8776 or hand delivered to the center, 15th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market St., Harrisburg. Faxes or electronic submissions will not be accepted.
Facade Grant Open to all Businesses
With the end of the formal state Main Street façade grant program, the EEDC has decided to open up an independent competitive façade grant program. This allows us the opportunity to extend the physical boundaries of the property owner/business applicant. With the former state program there was a very spe-cific geographic area within the main business district for eligi-bility; that is no longer the case. Eligible applicants must be a current dues paying member of the Development Corporation (EEDC Membership Application click here). Applications, which are available at the Municipal Building, will be accepted up until September 30, 2014. This is a matching grant program, with a maximum award of $3,500.00 (applicant’s project would total $7,000.00 or above). The EEDC Board of Directors will select winning applicant in the month of October for 2014. Click here for application.