Does your business need assistance in identifying mechanisms to finance energy reduction and generation projects? The IWRC is excited to announce the final webinar in our free IWRC Energy Efficiency Webinar Series. Funded through a grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authorities Energy Program, this webinar aims to highlight various state and federal programs that can assist Iowa businesses in finding finance options for energy reduction and generation projects.

The IWRC will host this webinar on Thursday, May 13th 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

To register for this webinar, please click below:

Webinar Registration



Presentation Highlights

IADG's Energy Bank

Bruce Nuzum: Iowa Area Development Group

Bruce Nuzum of the Iowa Area Development Group will overview IADG's Energy Bank. A low interest revolving loan fund established to help Iowa commercial businesses become more energy efficient. The program targets Iowa manufacturers, but is open to all commercial businesses. Eligible projects for this low-interest funding include equipment replacement, conversion of existing lighting to LED, as well as building improvements related to energy efficiency. As a part of the presentation, Bruce will review project eligibility, loan terms, and program and compliance requirements. 

USDA Grant Programs Available to Iowa Businesses

Jeff Jobe: United States Department of Agriculture

This presentation is designed to provide information on the various USDA grant programs available to Iowa businesses for energy reduction and generation projects. Jeff Jobe will overview eligibility requirements, available funding, and application timelines.

Iowa Energy Center's Successful Grant and Loan Programs

Amber Buckingham: Iowa Economic Development Authority

The Iowa Energy Center, administered by the Iowa Economic Development Authority, strives to provide resources to Iowa organizations in the research, education, and technology application fields. The overall goal is to reduce energy usage and benefit Iowa utility ratepayers. Amber Buckingham from IEDA will discuss the Iowa Energy Center's successful grant and loan programs, their impacts on the state, application requirements, and the future of these programs.