BIDEN-HARRIS ADMINISTRATION LAUNCHES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND $50 MILLION PROGRAM TO HELP NONPROFITS MAKE CRITICAL ENERGY UPGRADES
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public comment on a new $50 million energy upgrade pilot program for nonprofits. Funded by President Biden’ s Bipartisan Infra -
structure Law, the Energy Efficiency Materials Program will help nonprofits purchase materials and implement building upgrades to decrease utility costs, create healthier community spaces and help reduce carbon emissions in commercial buildings. As a first-of-its-kind investment
from DOE, it will provide an opportunity to bolster the financial health and long-term sustainability of nonprofits and empower them to take part in the clean energy transition.
communities and include diverse organizations – such as libraries, worship facilities, community centers, animal shelters, hospitals, healthcare clinics, museums, art institutions, youth sports leagues, scientific testing centers, and more. More than half a million facilities are operated by nonprofits in the United States, and most are in commercial spaces where up to 30% of energy can be wasted due to inefficiencies.
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