Energy Efficiency

Funding Opportunities for 2015


The Foundation will continue to honor all current Lighting Upgrade Grants in accordance to your Signed Grant Agreement with the Foundation. Please submit ALL grant requirements by clicking here to access your grant account. 

To learn more about our energy efficiency grant opportunities and how to apply online, please use the links below to access guidelines and criteria for each funding opportunity.

Through its Energy Efficiency Program, the Foundation will continue to support nonprofit organizations and local governments in their efforts to reduce energy consumption in buildings and important process operations like waste water treatment. By reducing energy consumption, nonprofits and local governments help the environment and save taxpayers money.  

The Foundation's Waste Water Program for publicly owned and operated waste water treatment plants will be expanded in 2015 to include publicly owned Potable water treatment and distribution agencies. The newly renamed Water Energy Efficiency Program will continue to accept applications twice a year as part of the competitive grant cycles on January 13 and July 14. Funding will be available for improvements ranging from aeration systems to solar photovoltaics to bio-gas recovery.

Eligible applicants designing LEED buildings at the Silver, Gold or Platinum levels of certification can continue to apply for design/commissioning and capital systems funding in a single application as part of the Foundation's High Performance Green Buildings ProgramPlease review this program as requirements and incentives available for renewable energy systems have changed for 2015.