Construction and renovation projects often result in unexpected expenses. When those projects involve energy improvements, schools, local governments and non-profits can employ a variety of funding sources to stretch project budgets. In addition to grants, it is useful to include utility incentives and performance contracting.
Sometimes, one of the most challenging parts of getting funding for a project is finding a match for the project you are trying to fund. When you are ready to start searching for grants that match your funding needs, keep your needs at the forefront of your mind. That might sound silly, but many people become too absorbed with dollar amounts, and in doing so, they can easily overlook excellent matches. In our previous blog, part one of this two-part series, we discussed different types of funding sources (Federal funding vs. private funding) and gave a few basic questions to consider when beginning the search for funding. In this blog, part two of the series, we discuss these questions in greater depth and provide examples of how to find logical sources for funding.
In part one of this series, we highlighted five of our past blog articles that we felt would be excellent resources when developing grant applications. In this article, the final article in a two-part series, we feature five more past blog articles that also can be excellent resources to refer to.