There is no cap on the funding amount at this time. The City Manager approves annual fund allocations.
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The property owner receives the funds.
Yes! Applicants can receive cost-share funds related to energy efficiency and electrification at the same time. Solar installations are eligible for cost-share funds after energy efficiency projects have been completed. Participating in Edina's Climate Action Fund does not affect your ability to receive tax credits or rebates from the federal government through the Inflation Reduction Act.
No, an energy audit from the last 36 months is required to access Climate Action Funds.
o Homes that already receive a score of 95+ can seek a solar cost-share without additional energy efficiency projects. Email Grace Hancock to submit your home energy audit showing a score of 95+ in order to receive the solar cost-share application.
o Businesses that do not have any energy efficiency recommendations in their energy audit report can seek a solar cost-share without additional energy efficiency projects. Email Grace Hancock to receive the solar cost-share application.
Please apply for the cost share program after permit approval, in case any changes need to be made to your design that will affect the cost or energy management estimates.
The contractor or energy assessor can fill out and sign the application form. Confirmation of application receipt will be sent to the applicant and property owner.
Maybe. Contact the Sustainability Division to discuss how to qualify.
Projects that have commenced prior to pre-approval may be approved for the cost share on a case-by-case basis. Contact the Sustainability Division with details.
The Climate Action Fund is authorized annually by the City Manager. Only projects completed in the current year are eligible for cost-share funding.
The Climate Action Fund supports the highest impact energy efficiency projects, which at this time does not include clothes dryers. Residents can still access cost-share funding via the Inflation Reduction Act. Visit https://www.irs.gov/credits-and-deductions-under-the-inflation-reduction-act-of-2022 and https://www.rewiringamerica.org/app/ira-calculator to understand what cost-share funds may be available from the federal government.