Grant Alert: Energy Efficiency

We scour resources each week to find a variety of Request for Proposals that may be applicable to area organizations looking for additional funding. If you are not already receiving our Grant Alerts, you can sign up here. You will only receive Grant Alerts with opportunities specific to your selected areas of interest.

Here is a sneak-peak at what is to come in this week’s Grant Alerts.


Community Conservation Challenge (CCC)

The Community Conservation Challenge (CCC)  is a program that offers financial assistance to non-residential entities for projects that reduce an organization’s energy consumption. CCC grants provide funding of from $25,000 to $500,000 for the implementation of highly leveraged, unique, and visible community energy conservation projects. An anticipated $1.2 million of federal funding is available to local units of government, school corporations, businesses, and nonprofit agencies in Indiana.

CCC is a competitive grant program that does not require a local match, but successful applicants will leverage local funds to complete their projects.  Successful applicants will utilize one or more of the following eligible technologies:

o Alternative fuel vehicle fleets
o Combined heat and power
o Biomass
o Energy efficiency
o Geothermal
o Solar
o Traffic signal retrofits
o Waste management and recycling
o Water systems
o Hydropower
o Wind energy

CCC projects must demonstrate measurable improvements in energy efficiency or renewable energy, result in a reduction in energy demand, fuel consumption or petroleum use, or involve the implementation of an energy recycling process.

CCC applications may be submitted electronically anytime between October 11 – November 10, 2011. All applications will be reviewed competitively following the close of the grant application period. You will be notified if any information is missing or if more information is required for a complete analysis during the review process. The review process is expected to take a few weeks.

CCC Program Guidelines (Including signature pages and Section 106 Review):  Download Here.

Start the on line application process by clicking here.

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