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Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation: K-12 Solar Schools

Grants to Install Solar Energy Systems
at K-12 Schools in Illinois

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/25/13

Description:

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Grants of up to $8,000 will be awarded in Illinois to K-12 schools or other educational organizations for the installation of 1 kW photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems. The goals of the grant are to provide clean energy to institutions and to teach the value of renewable energy and energy efficiency to students.

To enhance the educational value of the system, online monitoring to provide real-time data on the amount of electricity generated is included in the grant. Grantees will also receive assistance to coordinate system installation and integrate specialized curricula about renewable energy and energy efficiency into the classroom.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 131188

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $8,000 or 90% of the system and its installation costs, whichever is less.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant organization must:

-be a school or other educational organization that provides continuous educational services to K-12 students

-have taken steps to make the facility energy efficient (through energy efficiency lighting or other upgrades)

-have a suitable site for proper PV installation and operation

-co-fund a minimum of 10% of the PV system installation costs

-hold a "Solarbration" and make a commitment to teach about solar energy in the classroom

-commit to educate the community about solar energy

-agree to implement online monitoring of PV system performance via http://www.illinoissolarschools.org/

-The project must be wholly owned by an eligible applicant and cannot include ownership by private investors or commercial interests.

Pre-Application Information:

-Applicants must co-fund a minimum of 10% of the PV system installation costs.

-Within two months of the deadline, the Foundation's Grant Committee will award grants to some or all of the applicants.

-To begin the application process please see https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_325/?SA=SNA&FID=35046

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation
2 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1140
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-372-5191
Fax: 312-372-5190
info@illinoiscleanenergy.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois