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Million Solar Roofs Initiative Small Grant Program for
State and Local Partnerships

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Energy, All Departmental Locations, All DOE Federal Offices
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  • Original Grant - Mar 16, 2004
Applications Due:

Apr 30, 2004

total funding: Not Available
max award: $50,000
min award: $10,000
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: Not Available
type of funding: Grant
Description:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) intends to
solicit applications from State
and Local Partnerships under the Million Solar Roofs (MSR) Program. DOE
apos;s
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will consider proposals
from
interested State and Local Partnerships to help fund their MSR program
development and implementation activities.

The Department of Energy apos;s MSR Initiative is an initiative to support
State and
Local Partnerships who agree to install solar energy systems on one million

buildings in the United States (U.S.) by 2010. This effort includes two
types
of solar energy technology: 1) solar electric (photovoltaic) systems that
produce electricity from sunlight, and 2) solar thermal systems panels that

produce heat for domestic hot water, for space heating or for heating
swimming
pools. The Partnerships bring together business, government and community
organizations at the regional level with a commitment to install a
pre-determined number (at least 500) of solar energy systems. New MSR
Partnerships can declare their intent to join the Initiative by including
such
a letter with their application for this announcement. A complete
description
of partnerships and their representative activities can be found on the MSR

website at http://www.MillionSolarRoofs.org.

Applications under the announcement must further the work of State and
Local
Partnerships, including partners in the building industry, state and local
governments, utilities, the solar energy industry, financial institutions
and
non-governmental organizations, to remove market barriers to solar energy
use
and to develop and strengthen local demand for solar energy products and
applications. Applicants should propose a viable plan for addressing
barriers,
which inhibit local market penetration and a strategy for strengthening
local
demand for solar energy products and applications. For Applicants to
become an
MSR Partnership and be considered for award under this announcement, they
must
possess the capabilities and resources to install a minimum of 500 solar
energy
systems by 2010.

There are two types of grants available: Phase 1 - New Partnership grants,
and
Phase 2 - Meeting the Commitment grants. Only one application may be
submitted
per partnership in one or the other of the categories, but not both.
Partnerships that have been awarded prior MSR partnership grants in the
past
may not apply for a Phase 1 - New Partnership grant. Newly formed or
existing
partnerships that have not received prior MSR grants may apply for a Phase
1 -
New Partnership grant. Any partnership with the prerequisites may apply
for a
Phase 2 - Meeting the Commitment grant. There is no cost sharing
requirement
for these grants, although cost sharing will be one of the criteria
considered.

Subject to the availability of funds, multiple awards for a total of
$1,500,000
(DOE funding) in Fiscal Year 2004 are anticipated as a result of this
announcement. The selected applicants will receive financial assistance
under
a grant. DOE will fund up to $50,000 per project. DOE anticipates funding

approximately 30 to 40 grants in the amount of $10,000 to $50,000 each.
Funding Opportunity Announcement number DE-PS26-04NT42089 will include
complete
information on the program, including technical aspects, funding,
application
preparation instructions, application evaluation criteria, and other
factors
that will be considered when selecting applications for funding. No
pre-application conference is planned. Issuance of the announcement is
planned
for the end of February 2004, with applications due 45 days after the
announcement has been issued.

Who can apply:

Unrestricted

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Information Dissemination, Outreach, Training and Technical Analysis/Assistance

More Information:

Click

here to view the Opportunity

If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: using this
link

If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Jim McDermott

Address Info:

3610 Collins Ferry Road (MS-I07) P.O. Box 880
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880

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