Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Energy Outreach Colorado is now accepting applications for Energy Solutions Grants

Energy Outreach Colorado is now accepting applications for Energy Solutions Grants.

Energy Outreach Colorado is now accepting applications for Energy Solutions Grants. Energy Solutions Grants provide funds for energy efficiency upgrades that promote energy bill savings. The grants are available to low-income housing providers and organizations that serve low-income homeowners.

Typical grant candidates include: Organizations or projects that build new single family or multi-family dwellings; Organizations or projects that serve single family households based on a request, referral, or crisis intervention, and; Organizations, typically multi-family housing providers such as Housing Authorities or nonprofit housing providers.

This year, Energy Solutions Grants have additional requirements of Grant recipient organizations:

§ All Grant recipients are required to develop a client energy efficiency education plan. Education funds can also be used for Maintenance or Facility Manager training in place of client education.

§ Grant recipients are required to provide a 5% match to the TOTAL GRANT REQUEST. Eligible matches include but are not limited to: education outreach funded by the recipient; volunteer contributions; utility rebate and incentive programs; matching grants; and more.

§ Multi-family housing providers are required to participate in a new application process. EOC has created an energy audit assistance program where energy auditors will be assigned to Housing Provider Applicants to identify EEMs and assist with the Energy Solutions Grant application.

See attached documents below for full information and a schedule of the orientation conference calls.

ESG Announcement
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Funding Criteria
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Conference Call information
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