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Grants to Delaware Nonprofits, For-Profits, CBOs, Municipalities
and Schools to Address Energy Concerns in Local Communities

Empower Ecosystem Grant

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Energize Delaware - Energy Equity Fund

Deadline Date:

05/20/22

Description:

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Grants to Delaware nonprofit and community-based organizations, businesses, schools, municipalities, and faith-based entities for programs that improve energy efficiency and promote economic development in vulnerable communities. Certain applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended to inspire and support creative problem solving – within and across sectors and stakeholders – to make the region better for everyone.

The Empower Ecosystem Grant is designed to provide operating support to programs and organizations that are interested in working together to further support a sustainable environment and economic development. Grants will support cross-sector collaborations that are sustainable, just, and inclusive to advance the goals of all the focus areas.

The Empowerment Grant’s vision is to implement impactful and innovative energy equity projects in underserved communities that include direct investment, community outreach, education, and engagement. The Empowerment Grant is focused on expanding the inclusion and participation of low- and moderate-income communities in the clean energy movement. 

The Empowerment Grant powered by the Energy Equity Fund will address the following:

  • Provide energy savings for low-to-moderate-income families.
  • Align energy efficiency with healthy and safe homes.
  • Improve energy efficiency for small businesses, community-based organizations, and local non-profits.
  • Create access to clean, renewable energy for low-moderate income communities.
  • Create, expand, and sustain clean and renewable jobs–developing and supporting clean energy and energy efficiency jobs, especially for underserved communities.

For information about eligible costs see: https://energyequityfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Empowerment-Grant-Energy-Equity-Fund-Guidelines.pdf#page=14

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 202869

Estimated Size of Grant:

$250,000 – $1,000,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications can be submitted from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, private businesses, municipalities, community organizations, schools, and/or faith-based organizations. Applicants should benefit the residents, community, and environment of the state of Delaware.

Not eligible:
• Organizations that discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, presence of a disability, age, status as a veteran, national origin, or any other protected classes.
• Individuals who would directly benefit
• Partisan political activities
• Religious organizations when funds would be used in whole or in part to further the organization’s religious purposes
• National and statewide organizations that cannot demonstrate a strong, local, community-based presence in underserved communities.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Empowerment Grant Program offers orientation sessions and educational forums prior to each application deadline. These will be offered in-person and via Zoom. The orientation session provides an overview of the application, priorities for funding, best practices, and the review process used by the Empowerment Grant Program powered by the Energy Equity Fund. Participation is not required and does not reflect on the grant application award.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is May 20, 2022.

Organizations requesting over $250,000 in grant funding must provide a Letter of Intent and schedule a pre-meeting to discuss the proposal prior to submission. To schedule a pre-meeting, contact Kassandra Rodriguez, Grant Administrator.

As a part of the proposal evaluation, every organization submitting a grant application will schedule a meeting, via Zoom or in person, to discuss their proposal.

The Empowerment Grant Review Committee meets no later than four weeks after each grant submission to make grant decisions for the respective cycle. Within four weeks of the Grant Review Meeting, every requesting organization will receive an e-mail in which the decision is shared. If a grant request is denied, suggestions will be provided to strengthen the proposal for the next grant request.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=energize

Kassandra Rodriguez, Grant Administrator
302-724-7033
Kassandra.Rodriguez@empowergrantde.org

Jim Purcell, Director of Development and Programs
302-724-7033 Office Number
302-229-1585 Cell
Jim.Purcell@empowergrantde.org

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