Discovered and Developed in PA Program (D2PA)

December 29, 2014


The Discovered in Pennsylvania, Developed in Pennsylvania program is devoted to increasing economic opportunity in the commonwealth by seeding innovative ideas that promote entrepreneurship, technology transfer, business outreach, and increased capacity.

Due to the large number of highly-competitive proposals received to date, applications received after November 20, 2014, will be held for consideration in the next fiscal year (July 1, 2015) pending the allocation of program funds in the 2015-2016 Legislative Budget.

Please contact the D2PA program manager for more information: Jennifer Leinbach, 717.720.7388 or


Eligible uses include:  Reasonable salary/personnel expenses; Consultant fees relating to approved programmatic activities; land/building/equipment improvements; Meeting/travel expenses; Costs associated with preparation and publishing of educational/marketing materials.




Eligible applicants shall include private and public sector entities whose mission includes economic development. Competitive projects will include ongoing or innovative new activities, programs or events to promote entrepreneurship, encourage technology transfer, improve capacity building for regional economic development or provide outreach to businesses.


Please refer to Section IV of the Program Guidelines.