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Saving energy means saving money, and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources wants to help Missouri school districts, water and waste water facilities, local governments, public colleges and universities do both. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has removed the application deadlines for the Energize Missouri Schools and Local Government Program and the Energize Missouri Water and Waste Water Program to encourage broader participation. The department encourages interested enities to apply before funds run out.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has expanded the Energize Missouri Schools and Local Government Loan program. The department will accept applications until Dec. 30, 2011.
The department is providing low interest loans of 2 percent for energy efficiency projects for public schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, municipalities, and city and county governments. Recipients will receive 100 percent of the funds upfront and zero interest during construction. Loan recipients will repay the loans from the energy savings they experience after their projects are completed. Examples of eligible projects include: heating and air conditioning upgrades, lighting improvements, boilers, chillers, insulation and window replacements.
Loan applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis. Those with the quickest payback in years, based on project cost versus anticipated energy cost savings, will be most competitive.
Applications and additional information are available on the department’s website: http://dnr.mo.gov/transform/schools-government.htm. The department will review applications as they are received. Early applications are encouraged. Applications will be processed and awarded on a monthly basis until funding is exhausted.