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DEP Now Accepting Applications For Cooking In Healthy Electrified Commercial Kitchens Rebate Program; 3 Cooking In Energy Efficient Kitchens Webinars
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The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for the Cooking In Healthy Electrified Commercial Kitchens Rebates Program.  The deadline for applications is June 30.  (formal notice)

The Program provides rebates to nonprofits, higher education institutions and K—12 schools for a variety of combustion-free cooking equipment, as well as associated electrical upgrades.

To qualify for the rebate, the applicant must be one of the following entities: a Commonwealth-based K—12 school district, a higher education institution, a not-for-profit hospital or a nonprofit whose mission is geared toward community services, such as soup kitchens, shelters or food banks.

The following rebates are offered for commercial kitchens by eligible entities:

-- $2,500 rebate for ENERGY STAR certified steam cooker, fryer, combination oven, convection oven, griddle, hot food holding cabinet (up to 50% of purchase cost).

-- $3,000 rebate for demand control kitchen ventilation system (up to 50% of purchase cost).

-- $3,000 rebate for induction range, wok, griddle (up to 50% of purchase cost).

-- $1,000 rebate for associated electrical infrastructure upgrades to accommodate additional load (up to 50% of infrastructure cost).

Rebates will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis in the order in which they are received.

Webinars

DEP will host three cooking in energy efficient kitchen webinars to educate on the basic of induction cooking for potential applicants--

-- October 14: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

-- November 18: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

-- December 9: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Click Here for all the details.  Questions should be directed to Heidi Kunsch at hekunsch@pa.gov or (717) 214-4243.

Related Article:

-- American Lung Association Report Details Health And Environmental Impacts Of Fuel-Burning Appliances At Home

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[Posted: September 30, 2022]


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