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 supports nonprofit organizations and local governments in their efforts to reduce energy consumption in buildings. By reducing energy consumption, nonprofits and local governments help the environment and save money.
The program focus is on improvements to lighting and space conditioning in existing buildings and the "greening" of new construction. In 2013, the Foundation will continue to support lighting upgrades in select non-profit sectors: Community Centers, Community Care Providers, as well as EEPS Ineligible applicants (public and non-profit customers that receive electric delivery service from rural electric cooperatives and municipal electric utilities). The Government Buildings Lighting Program is open to most all types of government owned and operated buildings.
The Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Improvements Program will continue to provide incentives for comprehensive upgrades in buildings owned and operated by Community Centers and Community Care Providers. Geothermal, innovative HVAC and other energy reducing systems will continue to be of interest to the Foundation.
New for 2013 is the Foundation's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program for publically owned and operated waste water treatment plants. Funding will be available for improvements ranging from aeration systems to on-site solar photovoltaics to bio-gas recovery.
Eligible applicants designing LEED buildings at the Silver, Gold or Platinum levels of certification can apply for design/commissioning and capital systems funding in a single application as part of the Foundation's High Performance Green Buildings Program. Please review this program section as energy performance requirements have changed for 2013.