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CERTS Seed Grants- Funding Available!

30 September 2013

53aDo 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.” Take a look at some past projects, and case studies.

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. Learn more and apply.

Funding for these projects is provided through the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources.

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