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The 2011 NC Green Business Fund is here! Applications due March 30

The North Carolina Green Business Fund and the North Carolina Office of Science and Technology, a division of the state Department of Commerce, are seeking proposals from small for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations for energy efficiency projects to reduce energy consumption, implement renewable energy measures and promote the use of building energy efficiency.  Proposals are solicited from North Carolina-based for-profit businesses with fewer than 100 employees and non-profit organizations with projects that directly benefit small businesses.

 

  Click here to access the full solicitation


Funds for this solicitation come from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 through a federal Department of Energy grant to the North Carolina Energy Office, and are
intended to result in significant and sustained job creation and energy
efficiency.

 

This competitive Funding Opportunity will provide funding for Projects that benefit North Carolina-based small businesses by reducing their overall energy usage and implementing
renewable energy measures. Projects that increase awareness of building energy
efficiency by proposing energy efficiency education, training, and energy
audits to businesses are also eligible.

 

Funding can be used to support energy efficient materials, equipment purchases, contracting, installation and training related to renewable energy or energy efficiency
measures.  Projects must be installed and become operational by December
31, 2011.

 

Awards may be made for projects that further one or more of the following goals:

  • Save energy 
  • Install or generate renewable energy to offset the use of energy from greenhouse gas generating sources as a demonstration project or use all of the
    generated energy onsite
     
  • Promote building energy efficiency 
  • Create or retain jobs. 

Consideration will be given to proposals that leverage non-federal funds.   Additional consideration will also be given to proposals that benefit economically distressed regions:
North Carolina Tier One and Tier Two counties as defined by the North Carolina
Department of Commerce. All proposals will undergo both an internal and
external review.

 

The Green Business Fund has approximately $3 million available for all awards to qualified projects.  The minimum application funding request is $100,000, and the maximum
$500,000.  All questions must be submitted in via e-mail or in writing by
5 p.m. Friday March 18, 2011, to: Mr. Paul Shannon, Green Business Fund
Administrator, at pshannon@nccommerce.com
or 301 N. Wilmington Street, 1326 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C.
27699-1326.  This solicitation closes at 2 p.m. Wednesday March 30, 2011.

 

A copy of the solicitation, scoring criteria, and instructions on how to apply can be found online at:

and www.ncscitech.com/gbf

 

 

 

 


Funds for this solicitation come from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 through a federal Department of Energy grant to the North Carolina Energy Office, and are
intended to result in significant and sustained job creation and energy
efficiency.

 

This competitive Funding Opportunity will provide funding for Projects that benefit North Carolina-based small businesses by reducing their overall energy usage and implementing
renewable energy measures. Projects that increase awareness of building energy
efficiency by proposing energy efficiency education, training, and energy
audits to businesses are also eligible.

 

Funding can be used to support energy efficient materials, equipment purchases, contracting, installation and training related to renewable energy or energy efficiency
measures.  Projects must be installed and become operational by December
31, 2011.

 

Awards may be made for projects that further one or more of the following goals:

  • Save energy 
  • Install or generate renewable energy to offset the use of energy from greenhouse gas generating sources as a demonstration project or use all of the
    generated energy onsite
     
  • Promote building energy efficiency 
  • Create or retain jobs. 

Consideration will be given to proposals that leverage non-federal funds.   Additional consideration will also be given to proposals that benefit economically distressed regions:
North Carolina Tier One and Tier Two counties as defined by the North Carolina
Department of Commerce. All proposals will undergo both an internal and
external review.

 

The Green Business Fund has approximately $3 million available for all awards to qualified projects.  The minimum application funding request is $100,000, and the maximum
$500,000.  All questions must be submitted in via e-mail or in writing by
5 p.m. Friday March 18, 2011, to: Mr. Paul Shannon, Green Business Fund
Administrator, at pshannon@nccommerce.com
or 301 N. Wilmington Street, 1326 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C.
27699-1326.  This solicitation closes at 2 p.m. Wednesday March 30, 2011.

 

A copy of the solicitation, scoring criteria, and instructions on how to apply can be found online at:

and www.ncscitech.com/gbf

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Comment by Matt Raker on February 18, 2011 at 11:09am
Awesome.  Patrick, thanks for posting!  I updated the just to spell out 'Green Business Fund' as I know a lot of people will be looking for that.  Hope you don't mind.

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