Grant Application Materials:
- RFA Posting on Electronic State Business Daily
- Sample Grant Agreement (.pdf)
- Grant Overview (.doc)
- Grant Application Form (.doc)
|Notice of Request for Applications Posted on Texas Register||3/4/11 after 10 a.m. CDT|
|Issuance of Request for Application on Electronic State Business Daily||3/4/11 after 10 a.m. CDT|
|Non-Mandatory Letters of Intent/Submission of Questions Due||3/11/2011 at 2 p.m. CT|
|Official Responses to Questions Posted||3/31/2011, or as soon thereafter as practical|
|Application Deadline||4/15/2011 at 2 p.m. CT|
|Grant Award/Contract Execution||5/1/2011, or as soon thereafter as practical|
|*Dates may be subject to change
If you’re looking for information related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, please refer to our SECO Stimulus Funds section.
SEP Program 2.1: Renewable Energy Technology Grants
Purpose: To partner with local governments, school districts, state agencies and public institutes of higher education to demonstrate renewable energy technologies by installing small scale systems.
Budget Allocation: $962,392.00 in competitive grants for the State Fiscal, September 1, 2010, through August 31, 2011. Individual awards, if any, are not-to-exceed $50,000 in amount.
Who Qualifies: Texas cities, counties, independent school districts, state agencies and public institutes of higher education.
Deadline Information: Please note that all grant applications are due to the Comptroller's office by 2 pm CST on April 15, 2011.
- Applicant must be a Texas city or county facility, independent school district (ISD), state agency or public institute of higher education.
- Applicants must also provide matching funds totaling at least 20% of the project costs. The following types of matching funds are acceptable:
- Supplies; and
- Personnel costs directly attributable to the program (per the application instructions).
- Grants may cover up to 80% of the incremental costs related to the purchase and installation of a renewable energy technology
- Maximum award per applicant - $50,000.
- Competitive grants, reimbursement basis.
- Address the possible historic qualifications of the building selected for the installation.
Priority will be given to entities not receiving renewable energy funding from SECO through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded Distributed Energy Program. The Comptroller and SECO will select Renewable Energy Technology Grant recipients based largely on these considerations:
- Education and outreach value of the project for students, staff and/or the general public
- Ready to go projects given priority
- Location of proposed system
- Size and type of technology proposed
- Entities ability to display renewable energy production information via the internet, kiosk and/or signage.