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IAC Implementation Grant Funding Opportunity

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IAC Implementation Grants

January 31, 2024

We are excited to announce that we have been qualified by the U.S. Department of Energy as a provider of Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC)-equivalent assessments!  

The IACs have performed no-cost technical energy assessments for small- and medium-sized manufacturers for over 45 years. Now, through the IAC Implementation Grants Program, recipients of assessments from the Centers, Combined Heat and Power/Onsite Energy TAPs, and qualified assessors like us can apply for grants of up to $300,000 (with a one-to-one match) to implement assessment project recommendations. 


Who is eligible? 

IAC Implementation Grants are available exclusively to small- and medium-sized manufacturing firms (SMM), but who qualifies?  

The DOE has defined an SMM as a manufacturer, including water and wastewater treatment facilities with: 

  • Gross annual sales less than $100M 
  • Under 500 employees at the facility site 
  • Annual energy bills of more than $100,000 but less than $3.5M 


To be eligible for the IAC Implementation Grant, SMMs must have completed an energy assessment by: 

  • An Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) 
  • A CHP TAP or Onsite Energy TAPs (if you are in the Upper West territory, that’s us!) 
  • An eligible third-party assessor (also us!) 


From the completed energy assessment, any recommended measures with the following objectives may be covered by the grant:  

  • Improvements to site energy and / or material efficiency 
  • Improvements to site cybersecurity infrastructure 
  • Improvements to site productivity 
  • Reductions in site waste production 
  • Reductions in site greenhouse gas emissions and / or non-greenhouse gas pollutions 


Next Steps 

Reach out to Cascade Energy to learn more about our energy assessment, or treasure hunt, process. Our qualified energy experts can answer any questions you may have! 

The next submission deadline is March 31, 2024. 


You can also learn more about the program and grant opportunity here: DOE Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) Implementation Grant Program – Open Solicitation ( 

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