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.
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
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
Awards may be made for projects that further one or more of the following goals:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: