Due Apr17: Grants avail. for solar schools West Virginia and Virginia
Submitted by Shawn Reeves
The new Coalfield Solar Fund offers up to $5 million in incentive grants over three years for Virginia and West Virginia K-12 public schools and community colleges to go solar at no upfront cost.
Public school districts and community colleges in the following counties are eligible:
West Virginia: Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Greenbrier, Harrison, Kanawha, Lewis, Logan, Marion, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Nicholas, Preston, Raleigh, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur, Webster, Wyoming
Virginia: Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Tazewell, Wise and the City of Norton
Schools and community colleges will be eligible for up to $150,000 depending on the merit of the application and size of the potential solar project at their campuses. Applicants who are not awarded in this round will be placed on a waiting list for future rounds of funding if they become available.
Eligible grantees must agree to the following to receive the grant:
Enter into 25-year solar PPAs with Secure Solar Futures
Partner with SSF on workforce development opportunities for students, such as apprenticeships and in-classroom learning.
Partners include Secure Solar Futures, Intuit, and National Energy Education Development Project.
- National Energy Education Development Project : https://www.need.org/
- Coalfield Solar Fund : https://coalfieldsolarfund.org