Efficiency projects must occur within South Bend city limits to qualify for EASSI.
The following types of organizations are eligible:
- nonprofit early childhood education centers
- public libraries
- medical facilities
- grocery stores
- churches/houses of worship*
Nonprofit organizations must be registered and active with the Indiana Secretary of State and/or the IRS Tax Exempt Organization Search tool.
Organizations that operate in a residence will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Potential impacts from EASSI participation must be distinguishable and measurable from residential activities.
Due to funding constraints, there is no guarantee that all eligible organizations that apply will be able to participate in the EASSI program or in their preferred cohort.
*Churches and other faith-based nonprofits are eligible for the City of South Bend-funded energy audit and grant so long as those organizations are considered to be tax-exempt, are located within South Bend city limits, and have a qualifying project. Please reach out to us to learn more about IFF’s restrictions around lending to churches and faith-based nonprofits. Participants in the EASSI program shall not discriminate against any person in connections with its participation in the program, nor will it use any portion of the award amount to advance or facilitate its religious activities or the religious activities of any other organization.
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Questions? Watch our information webinar from 1/24/22 or contact EASSI Project Manager, Alex Bazán:
- Call: 574-235-7568
- Email: email@example.com
For more information about IFF financing contact:
- Call: 317-860-6904
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org