Second Round of Renewable Energy Applications on WV Surface-Mined Lands Request for Proposals Released

Written by George Carico on . Posted in Archive, Funding, Media, News, Uncategorized


The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall University is announcing a second round of competition for Renewable Energy Grants on Surface-Mined Lands. 

The objective of this project is to demonstrate and increase renewable energy output on surface-mined land properties.  Renewable energy project examples include the use of wind, solar or hydro for electrical generation, solar water heating, and planting of biomass crops for potential energy production.  Eligible projects must involve use of former or current surface-mined property in West Virginia.  Funding for this initiative is being provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission and the West Virginia Division of Energy.

Funding requests of up to $40,000 will be considered.  Average proposal amounts are expected to be in the $25,000 to $35,000 range.  Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, units of local government, non-profit organizations, quasi-governmental entities, West Virginia school systems and West Virginia state agencies.  Complete eligibility guidelines, match funding requirements, and application instructions are included in the Request For Proposal. 

Applications are due on or before February 18th, 2014. 

A copy of the Request For Proposal can be downloaded here.