Energy Efficiency Grant

Eligible businesses within the City of Abbeville will be able to apply for and potentially receive the Energy Efficiency Grant which would have to be used for certain “building and / or equipment upgrades”.  One award would be given out each year totaling $6,000.

In order to ensure that these reimbursed funds are used to facilitate projects which will result in a measurable benefit and that the projects will work to promote “the public health, safety, morals, general welfare, security, prosperity, and contentment of all inhabitants, or at least a substantial part thereof”; only certain projects will be eligible for funding through the Energy Efficiency Grant.  Essentially, EEG funds will only be allowed to be used for what can reasonably be defined as a building improvement related to Energy Efficiency.  Below are examples of projects which would be eligible for funding through the EEG program:

  • Projects to resolve Insulation / Utility and Safety Issues
  • Window Replacement/ Repair
  • Insulation Installation/Replacement/ Repair
  • Exterior Door Replacement/ Repair
  • Siding Replacement/ Repair
  • Roof Replacement/ Repair
  • HVAC System Installation/ Replacement/ Repair
  • Sprinkler System Installation/ Replacement/ Repair
  • Other Fire Safety Projects
  • Projects Improving the Interior Building Fabric
  • Flooring Installation/Replacement/ Repair
  • The Installation/ Replacement/ Repair of necessary items critical to both the building and/or business to include:
  • Plumbing (Pipes, Toilets, Sinks, etc.)
  • HUD Systems
  • Stoves, Refrigeration Units, etc. (No microwaves or lightweight/movable appliances such as blenders, etc.)
  • Fixed Shelving and Counters
  • Installation/ Replacement/ Repair of walls to include painting
  • Projects Improving the Exterior Building Fabric and Structural Issues
  • Work on structural/foundation issues
  • Exterior Improvements to include
  • Painting
  • Awnings
  • Signage
  • Gutters
  • Etc.
  • If possible, projects will utilize local labor, contractors, etc. ensuring these funds remain in the local economy
  • Priority will be given to projects which are “shovel ready” and can be completed within 3 months of the award date
  • Applicants need to submit cost estimates from a certified contractor to justify request
  • A 1/3 Match ($2,000) will be required for the EEG
  • Applicants providing a larger private match, up to 100%, will receive a higher level of consideration
  • Verification of the expenditure of matching funds will be required upon project completion

While the previous list is not all encompassing and other projects will be considered as long as they do result in a legitimate building improvement related to energy efficiency, business owners are encouraged to select projects from the examples above; or ones that are very similar in nature.

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