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Energy-efficiency grants for nonprofits
by Tribune Staff
Jul 27, 2011 | 579 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print


CARSON CITY — NV Energy is seeking northern Nevada nonprofit organizations interested in receiving grants for energy-efficiency improvements. Individual projects can receive up to $5,000 in funding, and for grants between $5,000 and $10,000, agencies are required to provide a 50 percent matching investment.

Application letters are due by Aug. 15, and the improvement projects must be completed by Nov. 15. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) qualified and located within NV Energy’s northern Nevada service territory.

Among the types of weatherization and energy-efficiency retrofit projects that might qualify for grants are the replacement of lighting systems and controls, insulation upgrades, improvements to heating and cooling systems and appliance upgrades.

The company is presenting a webinar about the grant program from 10 to 11 a.m. today. Register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/595561942. In addition, energy-efficiency experts from NV Energy are available to help agencies identify energy savings opportunities.

For more information, call Chad Piekarz at 834-5514 or email cpiekarz@nvenergy.com.

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