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Funds available for renewable energy projects
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

Do 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.

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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 $720,000 to over 165 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." Past projects can be seen at http://projects.mncerts.org, and case studies can be read at http://casestudies.mncerts.org.

CERTs offers many tools and resources to help you plan your project.

Deadline: Proposals must be submitted no later than 4pm on Monday, July 2.

To learn more and apply, visit http://rfp.mncerts.org.

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

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