[r49] $500,000 available for green and renewable energy initiatives (10/11/2012)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Start Date: 10/11/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 10/11/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM
STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2012 Community Conservation Challenge (CCC) are now being accepted by the Office of Energy Development. This $500,000 grant program is available to fund non-residential entities for projects that reduce an organization’s energy consumption.

“Everyone needs to be more responsible with our natural resources,” said Rep. Culver. “It’s great to see a program that encourages people to be creative and resourceful. I look forward to seeing what kinds of projects applicants come up with.”

This federally funded grant is available to local units of government, school corporations, businesses and nonprofit agencies in Indiana. The proposed projects must be related to energy efficiency, renewable energy or alternative fuel retrofit to be eligible to receive a grant.

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

Grant awards will range from $25,000 to $150,000 per project using the following eligible technologies:

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

In 2011, the CCC program awarded grants to the Affordable Housing Corporation of Marion, Logan Community Resources, Inc. and Monroe County.

Applications for the 2012 CCC grant program are being accepted online until Nov. 15, 2012. Program Guidelines are available online at www.energy.IN.gov.

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