Investing in energy efficiency at your church can be a win-win both for the church’s bottom line and for the earth. But the problem can sometimes be coming up with the funds to make energy efficiency improvements. Two acts of Congress in the past year have included provisions that can help with that, including establishing a $50 million “energy efficiency materials pilot program” for nonprofit organizations that will provide grants of up to $200,000 to nonprofits to improve the energy efficiency of their facilities.
Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) and several of its partners are holding an online briefing on December 8 at 2 pm Arizona time to provide information about the upcoming federal benefits that can help houses of worship do energy work on their facilities. This briefing will provide an overview of what benefits were included in the Inflation Reduction Act for nonprofits and houses of worship, with a deep dive into the new Department of Energy Resources and Energy Efficiency Materials Pilot Program authorized by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and when we can expect to see them become available.
Register for the briefing here. If you aren’t able to make it but would like to be sent the recording and materials shared, you can register and IPL will send them after the briefing.
For more information about new federal funding for energy work at houses of worship, check out this blog post from IPL.
Consider taking advantage of these energy efficiency opportunities for your church that will save you money well into the future AND reduce your impact on God’s creation!