CEEP Round Two Funding
UPDATE: Round Two Open until 7th February, 2013
Don’t wait – complete the form (to the right) and CarbonetiX will call you to discuss your councils CEEP Round Two application
What’s changed in Round Two?
- A maximum funding limit of $2 million for single applicants
- Greater Consideration for Low Socio-Economic (LSE) Councils
- Reduced lower funding limit (from $10,000 per building)
- Reduced co-contribution requirements for LSE Councils
CEEP has changed dramatically in Round Two to make it easier for smaller, less affluent local councils to secure funding. For example, a rural or small regional council can receive get funding for much smaller projects and is required to contribute only a third of the total project cost.
Priority in servicing low socio-economic communities is reflected in the new merit criteria:
LARGE COUNCILS SHOULD STILL APPLY – even if they aren’t classified as “low-socio economic”. Funding will be awarded across many different councils and project types.
For more information about the changes to the CEEP Guidelines, please visit the departments FAQ page here.
Why Apply for a CEEP Grant in Round Two?
The CEEP Program has $160 million to award to community organisations and local councils for energy efficiency upgrades and building retrofits. Each grant will fund a project that reduces the energy consumption of community facilities within its jurisdiction.
All local councils in Australia can apply for considerable project funding – regardless of finances or council size
Projects that were funded in Round One include:
- Lighting Upgrades
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) upgrades
- Water Heating System Upgrades
- Thermal Efficiency Upgrades
- Installation of Energy Monitoring Equipment
- Cogeneration System Installations
Start Preparing Today!
CarbonetiX assisted local councils secure CEEP Round One funding and can confidently support and guide your Council in each step of the CEEP Round Two application process. One thing we learnt was that these applications take significant time and effort to prepare. Any council interested in applying for assistance with a Round Two funding application must get in touch with CarbonetiX before December 31st.
Call 1300 311 763 or complete our CEEP Round 2 Local Council Form to get in touch with an energy efficiency project officer who will help you capitalise on this unique funding opportunity.
These applications take significant time and effort. Any council interested in applying for round two funding must commence work as soon as possible!
How to get your application underway?
- Call CarbonetiX on 1300 311 763 or complete this form to speak to a Carbonetix energy efficiency project officer
- Commission energy audit(s) on relevant council facilities
- Develop a business case and identify measures for an energy efficiency project
- Fully cost the project and quantify the expected energy savings
- Prepare a funding application that meets all the CEEP merit criteria
CarbonetiX’s experienced engineers and project staff can assist at any of these five stages – or manage your application in it’s entirety.
What services does CarbonetiX provide to assist with my CEEP application?
FREE Application Review
Any council that was unsuccessful in applying for Round 1 funding will receive a free application review by sending their application document to email@example.com.
CEEP Energy Audits
CarbonetiX recommends the completion of a Level 2 energy audit in support of your Council’s CEEP application. Our energy auditors will assess utility costs and the operation and performance of existing mechanical and electrical systems across council buildings and other facilities.
You will receive a detailed audit report that includes recommendations of potential energy saving measures, estimated project costs and if required, our auditors can fully cost the project in conjunction with local contractors and preferred equipment suppliers.
Application Development Assistance
If your council is lacking the skills or time needed to complete a CEEP application – don’t worry, we can help!
Our staff have substantial experience in identifying and addressing the requirements for funding success and increasing the competitiveness of your submission.
Measurement & Verification (M&V) Plan
The development of a comprehensive and robust M&V Plan is a valuable component of an effective energy management plan and plays a critical step in the delivery of guaranteed energy savings.
Our M&V experts are accredited under the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol and can quantify measure and verify the estimated energy savings.
Energy Monitoring and Sub-metering
Specialist energy monitoring systems allow building, facility and sustainability managers to understand how, where and when energy is being used.
Collated and verified data can be used to improve efficiency, measure project effectiveness, and most importantly, communicate savings to the community in an engaging and interactive way.
CEEP Round 2 applications close on 7 February, 2013. Considering the requirements of the application – Council must act now to meet this deadline.
To speak to an energy efficiency project officer call 1300 311 763 or complete the form below