Friday, May 7, 2010

Energize Missouri Renewable Energy Study Subgrants

To increase the ability of businesses, governments and organizations to make informed decisions about complex renewable energy systems by understanding and solving information deficiency and technical uncertainties, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is providing Energize Missouri Renewable Energy Study Subgrants. The department has allocated a total of $900,000 statewide for this funding opportunity. A maximum grant of $50,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to each recipient based on evaluation criteria.

Under the program, grants will be available for two different kinds of projects -- Renewable Energy Resources Assessments and Renewable Energy Projects Feasibility Studies.

• A Renewable Energy Resources Assessment should focus on the investigation and evaluation of local or regional renewable energy resources or commercial/industrial waste streams which could potentially be used in renewable energy projects. Renewable energy resources include biomass, biogas, solar, wind, geothermal, low head hydro, commercial and industrial waste/byproduct streams, and other renewable/alternative energy resources approved by the department.

• A Renewable Energy Projects Feasibility Study should, by using renewable energy resources and various site-specific waste streams, focus on the application and evaluation of existing or near-term opportunities and energy needs of businesses or corporations. To further optimize effort and expenditures, the department will place emphasis on proposals that demonstrate strong technical merit and near-term implementation viability to enhance the performance of Missouri’s renewable energy industry. Proposals are also expected to produce measurable outcomes in regard to energy, the environment and the economy.

Eligible applicants include Missouri businesses, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, universities and research institutions, county or city governments, and individuals. Collaboration or partnerships among eligible entities is encouraged. Partnerships with non-eligible entities are allowed, but applications must be submitted by an eligible entity.

The department will be accepting applications for funding from May 5, 2010 through June 2, 2010. Applicants must follow the specified deadline, format and guidelines to complete the application. More information is available on the department’s website at

Questions should be sent via e-mail or fax to the following addresses before June 2, 2010. E-mails and faxes should include contact information of the sender (name, organization, mailing address, phone number):

• E-mail:
• Fax to: 573-526-7553 (Attention: Ming Xu, DNR Division of Energy)

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