Spurring Community Energy Projects: A guide to applying for CERT Seed Grant funding

510 views

Published on

Published in: Technology, Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
510
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • CERTs = Clean Energy Resource Teams
  • Spurring Community Energy Projects: A guide to applying for CERT Seed Grant funding

    1. 1. Spurring Community Energy Projects: A guide to applying for CERT Seed Grant Funding
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Funding Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Application Materials </li></ul><ul><li>CERTs Funding Application </li></ul><ul><li>Application Submission </li></ul><ul><li>Review Criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul>www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org
    3. 3. Funding Overview <ul><li>What is CERTs looking for in a proposal? </li></ul><ul><li>Relates to clean energy or energy efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Includes an outreach component, such as education or community involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters new network relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Cost-effective and well-planned use of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Each Regional CERT has $10,000 in funding to allocate. </li></ul>www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org
    4. 4. Application Materials <ul><li>Visit http://rfp.mncerts.com to find: </li></ul><ul><li>Funding Application Form* </li></ul><ul><li>RFP Details, Evaluation Criteria*, and Submission Information </li></ul><ul><li>Project Impact Worksheets and Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Previously-funded Projects </li></ul><ul><li>*Be sure to use the correct application form for the CERT Region in which you are applying. Also see Region-specific evaluation criteria. </li></ul>www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org
    5. 5. CERTs Funding Application <ul><li>General Info </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational History </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project Narrative & Work Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connection to Community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and Project Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Team members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Partners </li></ul></ul>www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org
    6. 6. CERTs Funding Application <ul><li>Project Focus and Impact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities and Impacts: What are you doing around energy? Associated Impacts? E.g. Implementation & Education and Outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Impact Worksheets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project Funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Funding Support & Project Budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Match Requirements (SW and NE CERTs) </li></ul></ul>www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org
    7. 7. Review Criteria <ul><li>Statewide Criteria: </li></ul><ul><li>Projects that advance community energy efficiency and/or renewable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Ideally, projects that provide measurable savings/offsets </li></ul><ul><li>Projects that have high potential to provide replicable models </li></ul><ul><li>Projects that engage and involved a variety of community partners </li></ul><ul><li>… more In the “RFP Details” document at http://rfp.mncerts.org . </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Criteria: </li></ul><ul><li>Match requirements for SW and NE CERTs </li></ul><ul><li>Selection committees are regional, so check for their priorities! </li></ul><ul><li>… more In the “RFP Details” document at http://rfp.mncerts.org . </li></ul>www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org
    8. 8. Application Submission <ul><li>Applications due to [email_address] by 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 15 th . </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to include: </li></ul><ul><li>Application in MS Word or PDF </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation of energy impacts </li></ul><ul><li>Letters of support for secured funding </li></ul><ul><li>Please include your project name and CERT Region in the subject line. We will confirm receipt within 1-2 days. </li></ul>www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org
    9. 9. Timeline <ul><li>November 15, 2011: Proposals Due </li></ul><ul><li>January 2, 2012: Selections made by Regional CERTs </li></ul><ul><li>January 6, 2012: Awards announced </li></ul><ul><li>May 1, 2012: Project Interim Report & Invoice Due </li></ul><ul><li>June 1, 2012: $ revoked if project not initiated </li></ul><ul><li>December 1, 2012: Project Final Report & Invoices Due Invoices must be dated December 1, 2012 or earlier to receive payment. </li></ul>www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org
    10. 10. For More Information <ul><li>Visit http://rfp.mncerts.org or email [email_address] . </li></ul>www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org

    ×