Environmental Resources for Businesses
As businesses and consumers move towards more environmentally friendly approach to doing business, learning about the right programs for the commercial sector can sometimes be confusing. Fortunately, there are a variety of programs designed to assist businesses in becoming "green." Use the resources below to discover ways to
- Reduce your energy consumption
- Lower your energy bills
- Receive tax credits and financial incentives for implementing energy-efficient programs
- Do business with the City
- Learn about contracting opportunities
Assessment & Auditing
How much energy does your business/facility consume each month? How much money could you be saving by installing energy-efficient products?
Incentives, Programs & Education
Discover programs available to educate businesses on different options and possibilities for efficiency upgrades. Incentive programs also exist to help make environmentally-responsible choices financially feasible.
Doing Business with the City
Stay on top of all of the contracting opportunities that come available as stimulus funds help finance municipal projects.
Federal Contracting Opportunities All federal agencies must announce proposed contracts expected to exceed $25,000, including all major solicitations, contract awards, subcontracting opportunities, surplus property sales and foreign business opportunities. For actions related to funds made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, use the "Search Recovery Action" option on the website: www.fbo.gov
Federal Grant Opportunities The federal government offers over 1,000 different grant programs totaling awards in excess of $400 billion annually. For specific information on Recovery Act funding select "Recovery Act Opportunities" option on the website: www.grants.gov
Federal Loans Learn about federal loan opportunities: www.govloans.gov
Weatherization Opportunities for businesses that conduct residential energy audits and perform the work needed to make the subsequent efficiency improvements. Contact Gaston Community Action directly in order to become a vendor.
City Stimulus Page Monitor federal stimulus funds here in charlotte. Learn about how those funds will be utilized and what programs and projects will be receiving funding.