Energy Conservation Grant
The 63rd North Dakota Legislative Assembly provided funding to assist North Dakota political subdivisions in making energy efficiency improvements to public buildings. The Department of Commerce is currently developing the program policies. Information about the program will be available soon. If you are interested, please enter your information below, and you will be contacted with information as it becomes available.
Who is eligible: Political subdivisions including, but not limited to, units of local government and public school districts.
Match required: 50% cash match
Award range: $10,000 - $100,000
Eligible projects: Energy conservation projects in nonfederal public buildings owned by political subdivisions. Examples of eligible projects include:
- Installation of insulation.
- Installation of efficient lighting.
- Heating, venting, and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades.
- Weather sealing.
- Replacement of windows and doors.
- Other energy conservation projects that meet the required payback period.
- Projects must save energy.
- Projects must be an energy efficiency retrofit to a facility owned by a nonfederal political subdivision.
- Projects need to have a combined payback period of 10 years or less. Only one building is allowed per application, however, multiple energy conservation measures can be combined on that building to determine the overall energy savings. The 10 year requirement applies to the total cost of the project, not just the potential award from the State.
- Projects will need to have the appropriate analysis conducted to verify energy savings. See guidelines for proper analysis.
- Projects with buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, or 50 years old or older will need approval from the State Historical Society.
- Applicants must certify that projects will comply with State solid waste management requirements.
- Applicants must certify that projects will comply with EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule.
- Recipients will be required to set up an EPA Portfolio Manager account, and submit an Energy Performance Report based on 12 months of previous data. Once completed, the recipient will need to enter actual data from utility bills on a monthly basis for 2 years after project completion. Technical assistance will be available.
- Proposals that meet the qualifications will be awarded on a first come, first served basis and subject to funding availability.
- If there is no activity within 3 months of award, the award may be terminated and the funds may be reallocated.
- Funds will be provided on a reimbursement basis with appropriate supporting documentation.
- Projects under $50,000 will require confirmation of energy savings and payback period from the Division of Community Services (DCS) at the Department of Commerce or other appropriate entity as approved by DCS.
- Projects $50,000 and over will require confirmation of energy savings and payback period from an engineering firm. SEP grants are available to assist with the associated costs.
- DCS reserves the right to review all energy savings calculations.
- Projects that were started prior to July 1, 2013 are not eligible to apply.
- This is a one-time grant and the State will not be responsible for any on-going costs associated with the recipient's project.
- Determine the energy savings and have the appropriate entity complete the Energy Savings Analysis form.
- Complete the Section 106 Clearance form if the building is more than 49 years old.
- Obtain a bid(s) for work to be done.
- Complete the application form and send it along with the documents listed above to:
Andrea Holl Pfennig
Dept. of Commerce
PO Box 2057
Bismarck, ND 58502
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Energy Savings Analysis
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Section 106 Clearance (SFN52654)
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