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Rural Energy Grants Available in Indiana
Saturday, November 16, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Office of Energy Development announced today that matching grants are available to rural communities seeking to improve energy efficiency.

The Rural Energy Innovation Grant funding opportunity is a competitive grant solicitation that funds two-year projects to support rural energy innovation in farms, small towns, agribusinesses and small commercial businesses for energy-related studies or implementation projects. These grants are available to those who live in a rural area with a total population of less than 30,000.

Eligible applicants include agricultural businesses, communities, farms, public entities, non-profits and small businesses located in rural areas. There are two types of grants available, planning initiatives and infrastructure implementation.

Grantees must provide matching funds up to $50,000. Project proposals must include work plans, budgets, maintenance plans and insurance or permits, if required. Proposals are due December 13, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. to grants@oed.in.gov. Award winners will be announced on December 30, 2019.

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