Energy Office's renewable grants program underway
September 30, 2009
The South Carolina Energy Office’s (SCEO) freshly-unveiled renewable energy grants program continues to accept solicitations from across the state and will continue to do so until Oct. 30.
Available exclusively to non-profit organizations, the program aims to redirect energy dollars now leaving the state back into South Carolina’s economy and foster a cleaner, healthier, more productive environment by reducing the adverse effects of fossil fuels.
“This program will allow us to showcase and highlight renewable energy and advanced alternative fuel technology that can save government entities and non profits a good deal of money,” said the SCEO’s Erika Myers. “We will be able to help fund projects that really need the assistance to do good things.”
Until October 23, a total of $2.8 million will be available for eligible non-profit organizations. The maximum amount that can be awarded is $500,000.
The two-year grant can be used for projects involving solar, wind, biomass, landfill gas and geothermal energy, among others. Funds can also be used for converting or purchasing vehicles which use alternative fuel or advanced battery technology. These include hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.
Funds for the program are being made available by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
To download the solicitation, please click here. If you have additional questions, you can contact email@example.com.