The Energy Efficiency Investment Fund (EEIF) was created to help Delaware businesses make strategic investments in capital equipment and facility upgrades that will help decrease operating costs, reduce energy consumption, and improve environmental performance. The program offers funding for technical assistance, as well as competitively awarded grants and loans for implementation of energy efficiency projects.
The EEIF program current funding opportunities are:
Energy Assessment Grant Opportunity
Grant funding is available to help pay for the cost of an energy audit. Applications
are accepted on a rolling basis and are first come first serve. Grants available for 50 percent of the cost of the assessment.
Energy Efficiency Projects
Grant funding is available to help businesses invest in energy efficiency. The Projects Solicitation provides program rules and instructions how to apply. Grant applications for energy efficiency projects are due January 31, 2014.
Program participants are non-residential entities that pay the Public Utility Tax. Participants must be “consumers or users of gas or electricity whose purchase of those commodities from a distributor is subject to the public utility tax on gas or electricity.” This includes non-residential entities except for political subdivisions, state government agencies, public schools and automobile manufacturers. For more information on who pays the public utility tax, please see: http://delcode.delaware.gov/title30/c055/index.shtml. Applicants should check their utility bills to confirm payment of the tax. A copy of the bill must be submitted for verification with each funding application.
Please email Cara Koepf for more information.