The Ohio Department of Development's Ohio Energy Resources Division is accepting applications for $8 million in grants available through the Making Efficiency Work program, funded by federal stimulus money.
The state seeks eligible applicants for energy efficiency improvements in multi-family, commercial, and institutional buildings located in Ohio. Eligible activities include the installation of energy efficiency equipment and measures, including more energy efficient lighting such as LED and day-lighting techniques, HVAC upgrades, weather sealing, more energy-efficient windows and doors, ENERGY STAR appliances, and geothermal heat pumps. Funding is also available for energy audits and commissioning projects that result in energy efficiency upgrades within 12 months and exceed energy code pilot projects within existing buildings.
Awards will be selected through a competitive process and will range between $125,000 and $1 million. All eligible projects must be located within the State of Ohio, completed within 12 months, include a match investment of a minimum of 50 percent of total costs, and provide a direct economic impact to Ohio by creating and retaining jobs.
The RFP can be found here: http://www.development.ohio.gov/recovery/energy/SEP-ARRA-Making-Efficiency%20Work.pdf
The application can be found here: http://www.development.ohio.gov/recovery/energy/SEP-ARRA-Making-Efficiency%20Work-Application.pdf
Other required forms can be found here: http://www.development.ohio.gov/recovery/energy/SEP-ARRA-Making-Efficiency%20Work-Required%20Forms.pdf
Additional information is available at: http://www.development.ohio.gov/recovery/energy/FundingOpportunities.htm