AEOA offers Business Energy Retrofit Program
The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) is currently taking applications for grants through the IRRRB Business Energy Retrofit (BER) program. (Click on link to WTIP below to hear an interview with Barbara Ackerson of AEOA.)
These grants will cover one third of energy retrofit costs, up to a maximum of $20,000, with the other two thirds coming from utility rebates, owner match, other energy funds or low interest loans. The savings realized from these investments will allow those local business owners to retain existing jobs as well as create new economic opportunities for their business with an improved bottom line. The work provided through local contractors and materials purchased from local suppliers will also retain local jobs as well as create additional new economic opportunities.
AEOA staff will assist with applications, develop a scope of work, assist with soliciting contractors, conduct final inspections and upon successful inspection pay the contractors.
Eligible applicants include small to mid-sized commercial manufacturers, office buildings, hotels, grocery stores, retail, restaurants, (no government buildings or housing), and non-profit entities. Applicants must be current on utility accounts.
- Lighting and fixture upgrades
- Building envelope air sealing
- Appliances, motors and equipment
- Insulation and ventilation
- Heating and cooling
- Window and door replacement
- Renewable energy
More information is available from AEOA toll free at 1-800-662-5711.