Foundation / Corporation
Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs)
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Grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 to Minnesota organizations to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. This program offers limited financial assistance for technical assistance related to qualifying energy projects. Funding may only be used for technical assistance services, such as consultants, installers, student labor, and design professionals.
The Clean Energy Resource Teams—or CERTs—are a statewide partnership with a shared mission to connect individuals and their communities to the resources they need to identify and implement community-based clean energy projects.
The primary objectives of this funding are to:
Each region has its own pool of funding available for technical assistance to catalyze community energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Each regional team’s Steering Committee will make its own selections and project funding levels will vary by region, though for all regions, these are considered seed grants and are not intended to fund a project in its entirety.
Projects must demonstrate the ability and commitment to serve as a community-wide educational resource for renewable energy and/or energy efficiency. This includes making itself available for tours and interviews during and after the project grant period as well as being willing to share results via a case study (that CERTs will write).
Projects will be evaluated on Statewide Criteria as well as Regional Criteria. For more information see: https://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org/sites/default/files/2019-08/CERTs_SeedGrant_RFP_2020.pdf#page=3.
GrantWatch ID#: 162124
Most projects have historically received funding for amounts between $2,000 and $5,000.
January 6, 2020, through January 29, 2021
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications and questions should be submitted to:
Melissa Birch, Central CERT Coordinator
Diana McKeown, Metro CERT Director, Great Plains Institute
Colby Abazs, Northeast CERT Coordinator
Joel Anastasio, Northwest CERT Coordinator, Headwaters Regional Development Commission
Chris Meyer, Southeast CERT Coordinator
Annette Fiedler, Southwest CERT Coordinator, Southwest Regional Development Commission
West Central Region:
Jacob Selseth, West Central CERT Coordinator
USA: Minnesota: Central, Metro, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest, or West Central
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