Sustainable Energy Fund invites not-for-profit and governmental entities in Pennsylvania to apply for a limited number of loans or leases at zero percent financing to complete energy efficiency or renewable energy projects.
Projects must reduce energy consumption of non-sustainable resources or generate energy from sustainable resources. Total available funding through the Sustainable Energy Finance Program is $425,000 with funding ranging from $5,000 to $85,000. All applications will be graded using a merit-based matrix.
The Request for Applications will be available beginning Sunday, April 13, 2014 and can be downloaded at http://www.thesef.org. The deadline for submission is Monday, June 30, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. EST. Successful applicants will be announced on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Projects may include solar photovoltaic, lighting retrofits, HVAC upgrades and building envelope improvements, among others.
“Every dollar a not-for-profit or governmental organization spends on energy is one less dollar they have to further their mission,” commented John Costlow, Director of Technical Services, in making the announcement.
The Sustainable Energy Finance Program creates a low-cost opportunity for not-for-profits to reduce their energy consumption and reclaim those dollars in support of their programs.
Sustainable Energy Fund, a nonprofit organization, assists energy users in overcoming financial, educational and regulatory barriers to a sustainable energy future. Sustainable Energy Fund provides a variety of services including financing energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects; educating the leaders of today and tomorrow to create a passion for sustainable energy; and representing the interests of energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy in proceedings before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.