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Grants Available for Non-Profit Organizations to Help Low-Income Vermonters Save Energy

Efficiency Vermont and Burlington Electric Department are soliciting proposals from nonprofit organizations to receive grants that will enable them to help low-income Vermonters reduce their energy bills.  Under the Vermont Community Energy Partnership Grant Program, non-profit organizations that have on-going relationships with low-income Vermonters are encouraged to submit applications for projects that will help low-income Vermonters: (1) achieve energy savings through the direct installation of energy efficient products; (2) identify energy-saving opportunities in low-income households; and (3) increase their energy awareness.

Efficiency Vermont and Burlington Electric acknowledge that many non-profit organizations serving low-income Vermonters have little or no experience in helping their constituents save energy and reduce utility bills. To address this challenge, Efficiency Vermont and Burlington Electric will provide grant funds to cover staffing costs and related expenses and extensive training on how to effectively undertake energy work described in this request-for-proposal (RFP).

Efficiency Vermont and Burlington Electric expect to award between 5-10 proposals in the range of $10,000 – $30,000 each. Please find the link to the Request-for-Proposal on the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation’s website at this link.   We invite non-profit organizations to submit proposals by March 17, 2017.

If you have any questions about the RFP, please email them to by February 17, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. All questions and responses will be posted on this link   by 5:00 p.m. February 24, 2017.

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