Grants available for clean energy projects
WORTHINGTON — The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) seek 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, CERTs 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.”
Proposals must be submitted by 4 p.m. Oct. 18. To learn more and apply, visit http://rfp.mncerts.org. Past projects can be seen at http://projects.mncerts.org.
Funding for these projects is provided through the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources.