Community Renewal Funding Opportunities
PON 2845 Agriculture Energy Efficiency Research and Evaluation of Technology Barriers
NYSERDA seeks proposals to: (1) research or demonstrate innovative or novel applications of energy efficient technologies or designs for the agriculture sector that also have the potential to improve quality or yield of agricultural products; or (2) evaluate technology barriers for agricultural applications that currently limit energy savings, efficient transport to markets, or the application of novel crop production systems.
For Technical questions please contact: Sandra Meier 518-862-1090 Ext. 3462
Due Date: 12/16/2013
For more information please visit: Agriculture Energy Efficiency Research and Evaluation of Technology Barriers
Cleaner, Greener Communities Program- NYSERDA is offering grants for projects that will stimulate environmentally friendly, sustainable economic growth consistent with the Regional Sustainability and REDC plans. This funding is available through Phase II of the Cleaner, Greener Communities Program. By integrating smart growth principles into all aspects of project execution, these innovative projects will be holistic in nature, exhibit positive impacts, and contribute to an improved quality of life in New York.
- Category 1 – Streamlined Permitting (Open-Enrollment): Awarded to communities for adopting streamlined permitting and other ordinances for photovoltaic systems and electric vehicle charging stations. Up to $10,000 awarded per project ($5,000 for municipalities under 30,000 population). Accepted August 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014 until funds are exhausted. Applicants must demonstrate that they have already taken action (as outlined by NYSERDA) and include all relevant documentation.
- Category 2 – Comprehensive Planning (Competitive): A fantastic opportunity for communities to jumpstart climate change initiatives. Funding is available for communities to create or revise comprehensive plans, including updating zoning ordinances and addressing sustainability issues. Topics might include land use practices such as compact growth, transit-oriented and mixed-use development, pedestrian and bicycle friendly facilities, complete streets, or protection of natural resources, and more. Up to $400,000 per project, due August 12, 2013 (CFA). Minimum cost share of 25% is required.
- Category 3 – Capital Projects (Competitive): Awarded to projects that focus on, among other things, land use, transportation, and buildings. Projects must be large-scale capital projects that support energy efficiency, renewable energy, or carbon mitigation. Must positively impact one or more of the sustainability indicators in their Regional Sustainability Plan. Applicants must include a scope of work, budget, and project timeline with application. Due August 12, 2013 (CFA). Between $1 million and $5 million dollars per project. Minimum cost share of 25% is required. May not be eligible for other NYSERDA funding.
To view the completed Mohawk Valley Sustainability Plan Click Here. At this location you will also have access to the Mohawk Valley Project Nomination Form for future grant and funding opportunities. This is not a grant application but rather a form that will be usedto guide applicants toward funding opportunities