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Energize Missouri Renewable Energy Study Subgrants

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources offered grants for renewable energy resource assessments and project feasibility studies by Missouri residents, businesses, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, universities and research institutions, and county or city governments. The department accepted applications for funding through June 2, 2010.

Funding for Energize Missouri Renewable Energy Study Subgrants comes from the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program, or SEP, made possible by funds from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The Energize Missouri Renewable Energy Study Subgrant program was created to increase the ability of businesses, governments and organizations to make informed decisions about complex renewable energy systems by understanding and solving information deficiency and technical uncertainties. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has made the program available through funding received from the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Two focus areas for this program are Renewable Energy Resources Assessments and Feasibility Studies of Renewable Energy Projects. 

The department received 39 proposals requesting more than $1,750,000 in funding to support nearly $2.4 million of project costs. The department selected 17 projects for subgrant awards totaling nearly $738,000 in support of more than $900,000 in project costs to conduct five renewable energy resource assessments and 12 feasibility studies of renewable energy projects in the state. A wide range of renewable energy resources and technologies are proposed in the awarded studies including solar, geothermal, biomass, biofuels, low-head hydro, landfill gas, municipal solid waste etc.

The subgrant recipients include:

The department’s Division of Energy administered the Energize Missouri Renewable Energy Study Subgrants program. All funded projects were to be completed within a year by August 15, 2011, in order to be eligible for cost reimbursement.

The department administered more than $200 million in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funding to support Energize Missouri projects to create jobs and improve energy efficiencies and renewable energy for Missouri. The department is committed to working closely with businesses, industries and communities to assist with funding efforts that support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and provide financial savings.

For More Information

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Division of Energy
1101 Riverside Drive, P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176
800-361-4827 or 573-751-3443
energy@dnr.mo.gov email

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