Funding OverviewWhat is CERTs looking for in a proposal?• Relates to clean energy or energy efficiency• Includes an outreach component, such as education or community involvement• Fosters new network relationships• Cost-effective and well-planned use of resourcesEach Regional CERT has $10,000 in funding to allocate. http://rfp.mncerts.org
Application MaterialsVisit http://rfp.mncerts.org to find:• Funding Application Form*• Official RFP, FAQ & Contacts• Project Impact Worksheets• Previously-Funded Projects* If your project is applying for funding from more than one region, you must request a Multiple-Regions Application Addendum and submit it with your application materials http://rfp.mncerts.org
CERTs Funding Application1. General Info – Summary – Organizational History2. Project Narrative & Work Plan – Connection to Community3. Collaboration and Project Support – Team Members – Project Partners http://rfp.mncerts.org
CERTs Funding Application4. Project Focus and Impact – Energy Focus – Activities and Impacts: What are you doing around energy? Associated Impacts? e.g. Implementation & Education and Outreach – Project Impact Worksheets5. Project Funding – Other Funding Support and Project Budget – Match Requirement (NE CERT) http://rfp.mncerts.org
Review CriteriaStatewide Criteria:1. Projects that advance community energy efficiency and/or renewable energy2. Ideally, projects that provide measurable energy savings/offsets3. Projects that have high potential to provide replicable models4. Projects that engage and involved a variety of community partners …more in the Official RFP at http://rfp.mncerts.orgRegional Criteria:1. Match requirement for NE CERT; Nonprofit or public entity for SW CERT2. See regional priorities in the RFP and fill out region-specific sections of application …more in the Official RFP at http://rfp.mncerts.org http://rfp.mncerts.org
Application SubmissionApplications due to RFP@CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org by 4:00pmon Monday, July 2nd, 2012. Items to include: We will confirm • Required: Application in MS Word or PDF receipt • If applicable: Documentation of energy impacts within • If necessary: Letters of support for funding & partners 1-2 days • If necessary: Multiple-Regions Application AddendumInclude your project name and CERT Region in the subject line of your email. http://rfp.mncerts.org
Timeline• July 2, 2012, 4pm: Proposals must be submitted• August 1, 2012: Selections made by each regional CERT• First week August, 2012: Awards announced• August 10, 2012: Contracting forms due• February 15, 2013, 4pm: Project Interim Report Due• March 15, 2013: Funding revoked if project not started• August 15, 2013, 4pm: Project completed, Final Report submitted Invoices must be dated August 15th, 2013 or earlier to receive payment http://rfp.mncerts.org
For More Information Visit http://rfp.mncerts.orgfor Frequently Asked Questions and all supporting documents http://rfp.mncerts.org
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