Applications Due August 25 for State Grants & Loans for Green Building & Renewable Energy

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) is now accepting applications for two green building and renewable energy funding programs. The application deadline is August 25, 2016.

The programs include:

  • High Performance Green Building Program: Grants and loan funds to support high performance buildings in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania built or renovated by individual homeowners and small businesses.  Projects aspiring towards LEED Gold or higher may pursue grants may be up to$500,000 (or 10% of the total eligible construction/renovation costs, whichever is less) or 5-year loans up to $2 million.
  • Renewable Energy Program for Geothermal & Wind ProjectsEligible businesses; economic development organizations; individuals; or political subdivisions (includes municipalities, counties, and school districts) may apply for grants or loans to support “activities to assist with geothermal technologies and wind energy projects.  Loans up to $5 million are for component manufacturers of renewable energy generation equipment up to $40,000 for every new job created.  Grants for component manufacturers of renewable energy generation equipment are up to $5,000 for every new job created. Grants for wind energy generation or distribution projects are up to $1 million (or 30% of the total project cost, whichever is less). Grants for planning and feasibility studies up to 50% of the total cost of the planning project (or $175,000, whichever is less).

For more information, visit the Commonwealth Financing Authority.  Eligible applicants are also encouraged to contact Ryan Emerson for more information at 717-787-6245.

Serious applicants are strongly encouraged get PA House and Senate members who represent their location to endorse their project application.

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