Friday, February 20, 2009

Green building funding

Question: I want to find funding for my personal green building project. Where should I look?

Answer: Depending on the intended use of the building and the status of the builder, there may be different types of funds available.

The EPA has a fairly comprehensive database of funding opportunities. http://www.epa.gov/greenbuilding/tools/funding.htm They list websites that would be useful to consumers, government, non-profit organizations, and other industry. The site is organized by general, national, state, and local funding programs.

The U.S. Small Business Administration http://sba.gov/ has additional resources for small business funding, as well as information on the different types of financial assistance available.

If you’re looking for non-profit funding, the Foundation Center http://foundationcenter.org/ has resources and online training available. If you happen to be in Juneau, our downtown Juneau Public Library is a participating library and has access to additional resources. You can find a list of other participating libraries at http://foundationcenter.org/collections/.

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