Energy program mobilized in Ohio


COLUMBUS — Lisa Patt-McDaniel, interim director of the Ohio Department of Development, and Mark Shanahan, energy advisor to Gov. Ted Strickland, said the Ohio Department of Development’s Ohio Energy Office is accepting applications for $14 million in funding available through the Deploying Renewable Energy: Wind and Solar grant program.

This announcement marks the first set of renewable energy grants to be funded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act in Ohio.

State Energy Program

The grant program is part of Ohio’s $96 million proposal for the State Energy Program that was accepted June 26 by the U.S. Department of Energy.

This prompted the release of Recovery Act funds to the state for direct funding of eligible energy projects.

Deploying Renewable Energy: Wind and Solar, a $14 million program, seeks eligible applicants including individuals, partnerships, companies and entities that meet the minimum size and other requirements listed in the request for proposal for the installation of qualified solar electric, solar thermal and wind electric technologies.

Projects that involve third-party ownership and financing arrangements are also eligible to apply. Awards will range between $250,000 and $1 million and will be selected through a competitive process.


All eligible projects must be located within the state of Ohio, include a match investment of a minimum of 50 percent of total costs, demonstrate completion within 12 months, and provide direct economic impacts in Ohio.

Interested applicants must submit a one-page project proposal no later than 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at

If you have already submitted a proposal at you will not be required to submit again.

To submit forms on the Web site, applicants should click “submit your proposal,” then choose the program category “Energy and Environment” and the subprogram “State Energy Program.”

Only projects that have submitted initial proposals to will be considered for formal proposals in response to this request.

Applications are due to the Ohio Energy Office by 3 p.m. Sept. 25.

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