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Energy Improvement Matching Grants
Deadline to apply is November 15, 2013, there is only one grant cycle in 2013.
Any congregation or faith-based community (including faith-based schools) that has received a Power Wise Energy Audit is eligible to apply for up to $10,000 in Matching Grants to implement the Energy Conservation Measures suggested in their Energy Audit Reports.
This program, which is made possible by the generous support of the Kendeda Foundation, helps congregations make energy efficiency improvements that would otherwise be cost-prohibitive. See below for a number of projects that have been funded in the past.
Click here to see our latest recipients. Applications for the next round of grants are will be due November 15, 2013. We are only having one grant cycle a year!
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Projects Funded in November 2012
12 congregations received a total of $52,492
Central Presbyterian Church - $10,000 for thermal windows
- Church of the Incarnation, Episcopal - $6,300 for lighting upgrades, programmable thermostats, and vacancy sensors
- First Baptist Church of Decatur - $10,000 for lighting upgrades
- First Baptist Church of Blakely - $1,632 for blown-in insulation in sanctuary
- First Christian Church of Decatur - $1,582 for expansion of direct digital control system
- Marietta Adventist Church - $10,000 for lighting upgrades and programmable thermostats
- Peachtree Road United Methodist Church - $2,938 for lighting upgrade in pre-school building
- St. Andrews Presbyterian Church - $6,144 for lighting upgrades in education building
- St. James Episcopal Church - 3,896 to Install Sanctuary insulation
Projects Funded in May 2012
Six congregations received a total of $16,143 in May 2012:
We have loved personally awarding these checks to each of our partner congregations. It has been a great opportunity to see what these communities
have been up to and how they're saving money through energy efficiency.
Stay tuned for blogs about our November 2012 grant winners over the next few
Projects Funded in November 2011
Fourteen congregations received a total of $81,816 in November 2011:
- Atlanta Friends - Decatur - $3,575 for insulation and lighting upgrade
- Briarcliff United Methodist Church - $8,000 for lighting upgrade
- Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception - $2,089 for insulation in the office attic
- Congregation Or Hadash - $12,500 for roof replacement with insulation and HVAC upgrade to Energy Star
- Decatur First United Methodist Church - $6,600 for lighting upgrade
- First Baptist Church of Decatur - $10,506 for insulation and lighting upgrade
- GA Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church - $4,000 for double pane windows
- Gethsemane Haitian Church of God - $4,500 to remodel warehouse into green worship center
- Greenfield Hebrew Academy - $12,500 for lighting upgrade
- Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church - $4,250 for direct digital controls
- Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church - $3,000 for insulation and lighting upgrade.
- St. James Episcopal Church in Macon - $1,975 for attic insulation
- Temple Beth Teffilloh - $6,750 for rigid roof insulation
- Unitarian Universalists of Coastal Georgia - $1,571 for insulation, programmable thermostats, a lighting upgrade, etc.
Projects Funded in May 2011
Sixteen congregations and one Jewish school received a total of $109,440 in May 2011:
- Congregation Etz Chaim - $11,715 for reinsulation of the education & administration buildings and the kitchen
- Congregation Or Ve Shalom - $12,500 for direct digitals controls
- Emory Presbyterian Church - $13,500 for engineering design costs
- Episcopal Church of the Advent - $5,000 for foam insulation in the church building
- Episcopal Church of the Nativity - $2,480 for duct work repair
- First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta - $1,250 for attic insulation
- Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church - $379 for programmable thermostats
- Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church - $14,480 for attic insulation for the church school building
- Hillside Presbyterian Church - $11,508 for attic insulation in the classroom building and church offices and design costs
- Norcross First United Methodist Church - $12,150 for foam insulation in the Old Wing and Fellowship Hall and blown insulation in the Chapel
- Park Avenue Baptist Church - $950 for blown-in insulation in the Parsonage and HVAC coil cleaning
- Rehoboth Presbyterian Church - $2,778 for HVAC upgrade & lighting upgrade
- St. Francis Episcopal Church - $2,000 for window upgrade in office annex
- St. Paul's Episcopal Church - $7,750 for blown-in attic insulation in the Sanctuary and Parish
- Temple Sinai - $3,725 for direct digitals controls
- Virginia-Highland Church - $7,275 for attic insulation in the sanctuary and design costs
Projects Funded in November 2010
Six congregations received a total of $52,064 in November 2010:
- St. Francis Episcopal Church in Macon: $3,637 for 24 Energy Star, double-pane windows.
- St. Bede's Episcopal Church in Atlanta: $6,037 to retrofit 160 four-bulb (T-12s) fluorescent light fixtures with T-8 bulbs.
- Princeton United Methodist Church in Athens: $24,025 for attic insulation, direct digital controls for energy management, upgrading three HVAC units, adding another ceiling supply diffuser to improve airflow, lighting upgrades, and installing condensate traps on their HVAC units.
- Emory Presbyterian Church in Atlanta: $14,200 to upgrade HVAC from EER 11 to EER 12.7, repair 15 leaking steam traps, and install direct digital controls.
- First African Baptist Church in Savannah: $1,975 to install attic insulation.
- Berea Mennonite Church in Atlanta: $2,190 to upgrade attic insulation to a R30 value and install LED exit signs.
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Projects Funded in May 2010
Eight congregations received a total of $42,870 in May 2010:
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