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Financial Assistance

Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Fund (USTIF), Department of Insurance

901 North 7th Street 
Harrisburg, PA 17120 
Telephone: 717-787-0763 or 1-800-595-9887

The Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Fund (USTIF) will pay claims from eligible UST owners for the costs of cleanup, remediation, and third party damages as a result of a release. This fund, which started in February 1994, is financed through fees assessed to underground storage tank owners or operators.

Pollution Prevention Program, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

DEP - Bureau of Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields 
RCSOB 
P.O. Box 8762 
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8762 
1-800-428-2657

This program known as "Pump and Plug" is administered by DEP's Division of Storage Tanks and will reimburse eligible underground storage tank owners of non-upgraded tanks for the cost of pumping, cleaning, and plugging their tanks up to $2,500 per tank.

Electronic application forms for this grant are available for downloading.

Underground Heating Oil Tank Cleanup Reimbursement Grant Program


Underground Heating Oil Tank Cleanup Reimbursement Grant Program

DEP - Bureau of Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields
RCSOB 
P.O. Box 8471 
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8471 
717-783-9475

This program is administered by DEP's Storage Tank Cleanup Program and will pay eligible heating oil tank owners (3,000 gallons or less) for the costs of corrective action associated with a release. The reimbursement is limited to the actual costs of corrective action or $4,000, whichever is less. However, a $1,000 deductible, must be paid first by the tank owner. The reimbursement and deductible apply on a per tank basis. All reimbursements are funded through the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Fund and up to $500,000 per year may be available.