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  • [ July 31, 2013 ]
  • Opportunity Grant Program RFP Open Today

Update: Please note corrected details.

The Iowa Energy Center is introducing three new competitive grant opportunities that aim to help Iowa non-profit organizations gain external funding to further the environmental, social, and economic well-being of Iowans through improved energy efficiency measures and alternate energy technology. As of today, the Opportunity Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available.

One objective of the Iowa Energy Center is to help Iowa organizations be more successful in attracting external funding that supports projects related to energy research, development, demonstration, deployment, education, and workforce development. With that objective in mind, the Energy Center is seeking proposals for near-term projects that will enable researchers to be more competitive in response to federal, state, or private-sector solicitations.

An Iowa Energy Center award would fund activities such as developing prototype software or devices; collecting early data; demonstrating an experimental technique; testing a process; performing a study, analysis, or survey; and doing an extensive literature survey to demonstrate to the sponsor a comprehensive knowledge of the state of the art.

Subject to the availability of funding, the Energy Center will set aside $400,000 to award up to 8 opportunity grants through May 31, 2014. Typical awards will be from $10,000 to $100,000; no award shall exceed $200,000. No matching funds are required.

Please check our Competitive Grants page for updates and details on our current and upcoming grant programs. For questions or additional information, please email Patty Prouty or call our Ames office at 515-294-8819.