Funding Goal and Summary: The Office of Energy Development (OED) will offer a total of $500,000 to help government-owned wastewater treatment plants (WTP) to reduce their energy demand and lower their energy costs. WTP grants provide funding of up to $100,000 per grantee for the installation of efficient equipment and processes, anaerobic digesters, or waste-heat recovery. There is no minimum grant request. By reducing energy demand and/or recovering waste heat, WTPs can mitigate the impact of rising energy prices. OED recognizes the water-energy nexus: WTPs recover their energy costs from their customers through wastewater rates, and mitigating rising energy costs will therefore help keep wastewater rates affordable. Applications are due November 20th, 2015 at 5:00 PM ET.
Applications are due November 20th at 5:00 PM ET. The following items must be put into one zip file and sent to email@example.com:
1. Application Form
2. Project Narrative
4. Equipment Quotes
5. Project Calculations
6. Energy Conservation Strategy
7. NEPA Questionnaire: Applicants who would like their NEPA reform to be reviewed by the federal government in advance to the 11/20/15 grant deadline can submit their NEPA application to OED early. This could allow you to begin your project earlier if you are awarded a grant. Otherwise, submit your form to OED with your main application on 11/20/15, and OED will upload it for you onto the NEPA site.
8. SHPO Section 106 Assurance
9. Certifications and Assurance Signature Page