Energy Efficiency Materials Pilot Program - American Cities Climate Challenge
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Energy Efficiency Materials Pilot Program

Federal Agency


Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)


To fund a pilot program for materials (including products, equipment, or systems) that result in a reduction in use by a nonprofit organization of energy or fuel.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible entities include 501(c)3 non-profits. Priority will be given to applicants based on (A) the energy savings achieved; (B) the cost effectiveness of the use of energy-efficiency materials; (C) an effective plan for evaluation, measurement, and verification of energy savings; and (D) the financial need of the applicant.

Decarbonization Considerations

The program helps to deploy energy-efficient materials in non-profit buildings. These projects may demonstrate the success of energy efficient materials, encouraging adoption in surrounding buildings.

Equity Considerations

Non-profits are often unable to pay for such capital improvements on their own. Supported non-profits may include community organizations in underserved areas.

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Performance-based evaluation criteria include (A) energy savings; (B) cost-effectiveness of materials used; (C) plans for evaluation, measurement, and verification of energy savings; and (D) financial need. $50,000,000 in funding available until expended

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

Expected 1st quarter 2023

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