Image of southern MN communities receiving CERTs grants courtesy Clean Energy Resource Teams

The Clean Energy Resource Teams — a partnership of the University of Minnesota Extension Service, Minnesota Department of Commerce, Southwest Regional Development Commission, and the Great Plains Institute — announced Monday it is awarding seed grants to 45 energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in communities across Minnesota.
KLGR-area grant recipients include:
$5,500 to the City of Comfrey for an LED lighting upgrade in the Comfrey Municipal Building, which houses the Fire Hall, Police Department, Community Center, and City Clerk’s Office.
$2,800 to Granite Falls: Neighbors United Resource Center Food Shelf: Food Shelf Energy Saving Initiative for energy efficiency upgrades in order to free up funds to better serve the community.
$9,000 to the City of Morgan, United Community Action Partnership: Home Education and Energy Saving Program to provide energy-saving ideas and install low-cost energy saving products.
$3,500 to the City of Willmar Parks and Recreation for the Willmar Civic Center Scoreboard Lighting Upgrade.
$8,300 to the City of Morgan: Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership for Feasibility assessments and estimated costs associated with the conversion of heating and water heating systems to heat pumps in three of 66 multifamily residential properties.