Wed., Sept. 4, 2013, Statewide, MN – Do you and your community need funding to get an energy efficiency or renewable energy project off the ground? The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) can help!
CERTs seeks to provide seed grants to support the labor costs for clean energy projects that spur community development in Minnesota. Project proposals should be for a community-based energy efficiency or renewable energy project that also provides a forum for community education about energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and their economic, ecological, and community benefits.
“Since 2006, CERTs has awarded more than $790,000 to over 189 projects,” said Lissa Pawlisch, Clean Energy Resource Teams Director. “Those projects ranged from energy efficiency for city-owned buildings to solar power for schools, from on-farm wind power to renewably-heated greenhouses, and much more.”
- Past projects can be seen at http://projects.mncerts.org.
- Case studies can be read at http://casestudies.mncerts.org.
CERTs offers many tools and resources to help you plan your project, so get started today! Proposals must be submitted no later than 4:00pm on Friday, October 18th, 2013. To learn more and apply, visit http://rfp.mncerts.org.
Funding for these projects is provided through the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources.
About CERTs: The Clean Energy Resource Teams are a statewide partnership with a shared mission to connect individuals and their communities to the resources they need to identify and implement community-based clean energy projects. CERTs partners include University of Minnesota Extension and Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, Great Plains Institute, The Minnesota Project, Southwest Regional Development Commission, and the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources.