The Inflation Reduction Act included the greatest investment in climate care provisions in history. Join us for a briefing to learn about the benefits included that can help houses of worship do energy work on their facilities.
In addition, the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides the Department of Energy with $50 million over five years for an “energy efficiency materials pilot program” for nonprofit organizations. This new program will provide grants of up to $200,000 to nonprofits to improve the energy efficiency of their facilities.
As people of faith and conscience, reducing the climate impact of our houses of worship is an opportunity to care for one another and for our common home.
Join Interfaith Power & Light, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, the United Church of Christ, and the Unitarian Universalist Association for a briefing on the Energy Efficiency Materials Pilot Program on December 8 at 4pm ET/1pm PT to learn how to prepare to apply for these grants for your congregation’s energy efficiency work.
Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) is developing a wide range of resources to help interested nonprofits understand and prepare to quickly apply for this opportunity once the program opens early next year.
EESI experts will discuss the multiple benefits of energy efficiency, describe the pilot program authorized by IIJA, and share ideas about benchmarking facilities, designing cost-effective projects, leveraging other funding sources, and developing plans to evaluate results. Following a brief presentation, EESI experts will be available to answer questions from webinar participants.
Register here: https://interfaithpowerandlight.salsalabs.org/dec8
Learn more about all new federal funding for energy work at houses of worship in this blog post, for instance, the Inflation Reduction Act includes clean energy tax credits for wind and solar, EVs, efficiency upgrades, heat pumps, and much more for nonprofits, which includes houses of worship.
View this faith community resource spreadsheet to help houses of worship identify federal grant and tax credit opportunities that are available.
The climate care provisions in the recent federal legislation are historic and imperative in addressing the urgent moral issue of climate justice. Join us to learn how to access these funds for your congregation.