NextGen Energy Grants
|Area of Interest||Renewable Energy|
The Next Generation Energy Board was established to develop next generation energy and biofuels policy and make recommendations about how the state can invest its resources to most efficiently achieve energy independence, agricultural and natural resources sustainability, and rural economic vitality. A technical review committee comprised of staff from the Departments of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Commerce, Employment and Economic Development, and the Pollution Control Agency reviews grant applications for bioenergy projects. Preference is given to projects that are at least 60 percent Minnesota farmer owned.
Grants are limited to 50 percent of the total cost of the project, or $1 million whichever is less. Grants to nongovernmental entities for the development of business plans and structures related to community ownership of eligible bioenergy facilities together may not exceed $150,000.
|Eligible Organizations||Livestock Producer, Commercial/Industrial Business, Educational Institution, Local Government, Nonprofit, Small Business|
|How to Apply||The Minnesota Department of Agriculture releases an annual request for proposals subject to funding availability.|
|For More Information||http://www.mda.state.mn.us/renewable/nextgen.aspx|
|Primary Contact||Christina Connelly
Department of Agriculture
625 Robert Street North
Saint Paul, MN. 55155-2538