The Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) seek to provide limited financial assistance for energy efficiency and/or renewable energy projects requiring technical assistance. Project funding can support technical assistance services (i.e. labor costs only, such as for a consultant, design professional, installer or student labor), for projects in all seven Minnesota CERT regions: Central, Metro, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest and West Central.
YES! teams requiring technical assistance with their energy action project are strongly encouraged to apply. Please seek out YES! coordinators or your region’s CERTs coordinator to learn details on this opportunity.
In addition, CERTs is offering short (45-min) over the phone tutorials for this year’s application. The tutorial will go over the purpose of the CERTs Seed Grants, the application materials, and the evaluation criteria and process. You can sign up for any of the following dates and times:
- Thursday, October 27th at 2:00pm
- Monday, November 7th at 3:00pm
To RSVP, please email Michelle Vigen and include your name, CERT Region, phone number, email, and the date of the call you plan to join. In response, Michelle will email you the phone number to call and materials to be downloaded prior to the phone call. Click here to see a regional map.
Request for proposals and additional grant information is available here.