Who Is Eligible?
Individuals or entities directly engaged in agricultural production in the 30 western counties/units of North Carolina. (see map).
What Activities Are Eligible?
Renewable energy systems (wind, solar, renewable biomass, micro-hydro, geothermal) or energy efficiency improvements that will benefit an agricultural production facility. Residences cannot benefit from the project. Technologies must be commercially available and feasible. Grants can only go toward post-application purchases/installations.
An energy efficiency project must demonstrate an improvement of current energy use (i.e. energy efficient new infrastructure is not eligible).
Grants go toward 25-40% of project costs. The precise amount that can be offered depends on the type and scope of the project. Awards are competitive, and notification of award typically comes within 6 weeks of application submission deadline. Submitting an application does not constitute a requirement to complete the proposed project, nor does it constitute a guarantee of award. The award is delivered as a reimbursement after project is purchased in full and installed.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis. If your project is awarded, it needs to be completed and paid for before October 31, 2019.
For full grant details and an application, visit: http://www.energycap.or