Ben Franklin Partners Challenge Grant Program (Pennsylvania)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Pennsylvania

Applies to States or Provinces Pennsylvania
Name Ben Franklin Partners Challenge Grant Program (Pennsylvania)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Grant Program
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy No
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-05-16
Last Substantive Modification
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Information Source


The Ben Franklin Technology Partner's Challenge Grant and Alternative Energy Development Program (AEDP) provides funds to businesses through the four Ben Franklin Technology Partners for access to capital, business expertise, technology commercialization services to advance the development of new technologies and for the generation, conservation, and transportation of alternative and clean energy.

The BFTDA Centers receive funding to award to entrepreneurs, start-up and early-stage companies, established companies, investors, higher education and research and BFTP alumni companies. Grants may be used for direct company investments, business and technical support, technology and entrepreneurial infrastructure, and administrative expenses. For further information and program requirements, please see the guidelines: BenFranklinTechnologyPartners_Guidelines_10-2.pdf.

Policy Contact

Department Department of Community and Economic Development
Address Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA, 17120-0225

Phone 1-866-466-3972


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Alternative Energy Development Program
Date Effective 2013