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Indiana Office of Energy Development


Community Conservation Challenge (CCC)

The Community Conservation Challenge (CCC) is a competitve grant program that offers funds for  projects that demonstrate measurable improvements in energy efficiency or renewable energy, result in a reduction in energy demand, fuel consumption or petroleum use, or involve the implementation of an energy recycling process.

CCC grants provide a range of funding from $25,000 to $150,000 for the implementation of highly leveraged, unique, and visible community energy conservation projects. Eligible grantees include local units of government, school corporations, businesses, universities, and nonprofit agencies in Indiana. Successful applicants utilize one or more of the following eligible technologies:

Alternative fuel vehicle fleets

  • Combined heat and power
  • Biomass
  • Energy efficiency
  • Solar
  • Traffic signal retrofits
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Wind energy

Additional guidelines can be found here.

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2012 CCC Winners

The 2012 CCC winners will share $526,000 in federal grant funding and are listed below:

  • Bestway Express (Vincennes)
  • Evansville Department of Sustainability (Evansville)
  • Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light (Bloomington and Indianapolis)
  • Ozinga Indiana, RMC, Inc. (Gary)
  • Linton-Stockton School Corporation (Linton)

Learn more about the winners here!