Renewable, Energy Efficiency Grant Applications Sought

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) is seeking applications for grant opportunities involving renewable and energy efficiency initiatives and technologies. Funds totaling $1.6 million are available from unused environmental mitigation funds from a 2012 Consent Decree.  Instructions and application materials are available on the EEC Website,

Suggested projects eligible for funding include, but are not limited to:

  • Projects to conserve energy in new and existing buildings and facilities
  • Purchase and installation of energy storage devices that support renewable energy systems for critical facilities, hospitals, military bases, prisons, universities, etc.
  • Implementation of projects to improve energy efficiency or renewable energy projects at water treatment and waste water treatment plants.

The maximum allowable amount for any one grant application is $400,000, while the Cabinet reserves the right to award a lesser amount than the application request. Grant applications are due in the Department for Energy Development and Independence office not later than 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on May 15, 2017. Questions may be directed to Amanda Cook, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, or (502) 564-7192.