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MAT Staff July 7, 2021

Seed Grant Funding Available for MN Clean Energy Projects

Proposals for community-based projects are due October 8


Do you and your community need funding to get a clean energy project off the ground? The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) can help!

CERTs seeks to provide Seed Grants to support for clean energy projects that spur community development in Minnesota. Clean energy projects include those related to energy conservation and efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, and energy storage.  Priority will be given to proposals that provide forums for community education about the technologies and their economic, ecological, and community benefits.

“Since 2006, CERTs has awarded more than $1.3 million to over 393 projects,” said Lissa Pawlisch, Clean Energy Resource Teams Director. “Those projects ranged from energy efficiency for a food shelf and a library to solar curriculum and public EV chargers, and much more.”

Proposals for Seed Grant projects must be submitted no later than 4:00pm on Friday, October 8th, 2021. The official Request for Proposals (RFP), Application, and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at

CERTs offers many tools and resources to help you plan your project, so get started today! CERTs staff are happy to assist you throughout the process from talking through your project idea to getting that idea down on paper.

Funding for these projects is provided through the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources.





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