Energy Efficiency Grant Application

The Trustees of the Diocese, along with the Creation Care and Environmental Justice Task Force, have created a grant opportunity for diocesan congregations to take advantage of energy efficiency measures. The Task Force has been working over the past year to bring awareness to congregations of our need to be stewards of God’s creation. One opportunity we have is to utilize more energy efficient measures in our churches. This grant opportunity is open to all congregations to make their facilities more energy efficient and create less of a burden on creation.

Each congregation can apply for a $10,000 grant to improve the energy efficiency of their parish along with applying for a $10,000 loan at 3% interest payable monthly over five (5) years. The Trustees and the Task Force believe we can make an impact on our environment while at the same time saving our churches some money. Parishes are encouraged to find opportunities to improve their facilities by considering lighting, heating/cooling, water conservation and a variety of other opportunities to save money and assist creation.

Please fill out the application below and a member of the Task Force will be in touch to discuss your plans. You can also feel free to reach out to the Task Force and have them assist you with your project.

The grant application period runs from July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022.

The Creation Care and Environmental Justice Task Force held a webinar on June 25, 2021, to explain the new grant program and the application process. You can watch the recorded webinar here.

Energy Efficiency Grants webinar

June 25, 2021

Energy Efficiency Grant Application

  • for information purposes only, it does not exclude you from receiving a grant
  • for information purposes only, it does not exclude you from receiving a grant
  • If you need help with this, consult CCEJ.
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    • i.e. replacing 100 watt light bulb with New 13 watt LED light bulb, or going from an 80% efficiency furnace to 96% efficient) list out each item being replaced. If you don’t know the energy savings/difference please put “unknown” next to each item.
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      • You may download a template here to document your energy use information. <download file>

        Please include by the month indicating – billing date, electric indicate KWH used, Bill amount – Natural Gas – billing date, CCf used, Bill amount (this information is available electronically from the larger utilities, consult CCEJ if assistance is needed). If you are requesting a water project include same billing information.
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            • We agree to subscribe to the Energy Stewards platform for two years after project completion to document actual savings (www.energystewards.net) at a cost of $120/yr. We understand the data for this can be automatically uploaded by the Energy Stewards program managers
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