Mississippi Development Authority Offering Grants for Industrial Energy Efficiency

Source: NASEO

The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is accepting grant applications for the 2023 Mississippi Industrial Energy Efficiency Program (MIIEP), which is made possible through approximately $500,000 in State Energy Program funds from the U.S. Department of Energy. MIEEP assists industrial manufacturers to make energy-efficiency upgrades to their facilities to reduce energy consumption and operating costs. To date, MIEEP projects have improved performance and working conditions for approximately 3,000 employees across a wide variety of Mississippi industries, ranging from catfish processing to HVAC component production. Those projects include lighting upgrades, compressed air system replacements and building envelope improvements that cover over 2.95 million square feet of manufacturing space.

For-profit businesses with operations in Mississippi that are engaged in industrial or manufacturing processes are eligible to apply for grants of between $15,000 and $50,000 to cover up to 50 percent of total project costs for retrofits, such as for energy control systems, lighting, water heating, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), among others. The MIEEP application deadline is Friday, July 14, 2023, at 5 p.m. An energy audit analysis must be submitted with MIEEP grant applications. MDA is providing assistance to help offset the costs of the energy audit. To view the Funding Opportunity Announcement and grant application, click here. For more information, please contact MDA’s Energy & Natural Resources Division at (601) 359-9402 or energysmartms@mississippi.org.