Have you ever had a great energy-saving idea for your community, but didn’t have the funding to make it happen? Let Alliant Energy help you bring it to life with the Bright Ideas grant program.
Who can apply?
This program is perfect for schools and churches, as well as civic, philanthropic and youth groups that are trying to make a difference by bringing proven energy-efficient technologies and practices to the people in their community. The Bright Ideas grant program gives your energy-saving ideas the funding they need to make an impact and help everyone save some energy. Projects that qualify for an existing rebate program are not eligible for a Bright Ideas Grant. Those projects should go through the existing rebate program.
What kind of things might qualify for funding?
In general, any effort that aims to bring energy-efficient technologies and education to communities served by Alliant Energy is a good candidate for the Bright Ideas program. Projects will only be considered if they do not fit into an existing energy-efficiency program. Sample Bright Ideas projects include:
- Replacing incandescent lighting with LED lights
- Buying and installing weatherization kits for in-need homes in your town
- Giving out compact fluorescent light bulbs and energy-savings information to your community
- Hosting an energy-efficiency workshop in which every attendee receives a free low-flow showerhead, faucet aerators, and a water heater wrap
How do I apply?
Got a big idea that’s geared toward energy efficiency? Download the Bright Ideas grant program application form, fill it out, and send it back to us. There is no specific deadline, as grants as awarded year-round.