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Grants to Green Maine

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

If you cannot find an answer to your question below; please email it to Anne Ball.


  • How do you choose an auditor?
    How to Select a Registered Vendor
  • What is a Green Champion?
    Green Champion Description
  • What is the definition of downtown as defined by Grants to Green Maine?
    Downtown area is defined as a community’s traditional center that features a dense mix of commercial, cultural, educational and recreational opportunities within walking distance to surrounding residential neighborhoods.
  • What is the definition of an historic building as defined by Grants to Green Maine?
    An historic building which is typically 50 years or older, retains authentic characteristics important to the downtown landscape and/or features that makes it architecturally or historically significant. Preference will be given to buildings eligible for, or listed on, the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Can a building owned by a publicly funded school or higher education institution receive Grants to Green Funding?
    No
  • Can a building owned by a government owned entity receive Grants to Green Funding?
    No, unless the government entity is in a long-term lease with a non-profit 501 c3 organization.
  • Will Grants to Green Maine fund hazardous materials mitigation such as lead paint and asbestos?
    No, Grants to Green will not fund hazardous materials mitigation even if removal is required in order to complete energy efficiency upgrades.
  • Will Grants to Green Maine fund moisture mitigation?
    Grants to Green Maine will consider, on a case-by-case basis, funding modest levels of moisture mitigation (e.g. installation of a vapor barrier) if the moisture work was included as part of the assessment recommendations and if it is part of a larger energy efficiency project.
  • How do you get Efficiency Maine Incentives?
    If you are planning on including Efficiency Maine incentives as part of your Grants to Green match, please note that an Efficiency Maine Qualified Partner must submit incentive applications. A list of Qualified Partners is available at http://www.efficiencymaine.com/at-work/qualified-partners/. If your current contractor is not an Efficiency Maine Qualified Partner, they may become one by completing the application process described here http://www.efficiencymaine.com/at-work/qualified-partners/ or by calling 1-866- 376-2463. More information about Efficiency Maine incentives is available at http://www.efficiencymaine.com/at-work/business-programs/ or by calling 1-866- 376-2463.
  • Where can I find a copy of Grants to Green logos and web seal?
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/mdf_org/sets/72157647929656066/

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