Lincoln residents are invited to attend a reEnergize rally from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, November 3 at EcoStores Nebraska, 530 West "P" St., for food, fun and home energy assistance. The reEnergize staff will be on hand to discuss the grant program, answer questions and help citizens save thousands of dollars through financial assistance for home energy efficiency upgrades.
The reEnergize team will share new program developments and new opportunities for funding as the winter season approaches. They'll also share information on how individual Lincoln homeowners are already receiving hundreds of dollars in reEnergize incentives. Grant time is limited, so interested citizens are urged to attend Saturday's rally to find out how they can qualify for energy efficiency upgrades to their home.
A reEnergize consumer education event is also scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 15 at the Jayne Snyder Trail Center in Union Plaza. Those in attendance will receive energy savings tips for the home, information on how to maintain reEnergize home upgrades, energy savings finance information and another opportunity to meet with reEnergize evaluators and contractors. Snacks will also be provided.
The reEnergize Program is a collaboration between the City of Lincoln and the City of Omaha to promote the local energy efficiency market. The program, which was awarded a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2010, is one of 25 pilot projects in the U.S.
The program provides Lincoln residents who live in single-family homes or duplexes with financial incentives for energy efficiency upgrades. Through the "market rate" path, homeowners can receive a discounted professional energy evaluation plus up to 50 percent off the cost of installing the recommended upgrades. Those with incomes less than 80 percent of Lincoln's median income may qualify for up to $3,000 in energy upgrades for just $100.
Questions? Call 402-441-7658 or email sarah@reEnergizeprogram.org.