The Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) has launched a Greenpower Grants program to provide funding for innovative local or regional renewable energy projects.
EWEB developed the new grant program to help direct funds from its voluntary Greenpower program into smaller-scale renewable energy or education projects. Under the EWEB Greenpower program, customers can opt to pay a premium on all or a portion of the electricity needs to support renewable energy projects. The new grant program will provide a single grant of up to $100,000 in the spring of 2009 with additional, smaller grants of up to $25,000 to be awarded in the fall.
To kick off the grant program, EWEB will be asking Greenpower customers to choose the first recipient. Greenpower customers will be able to vote for their favorite project either online or through the mail. The winner will be announced at the annual Earth Day Celebration.
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