Energy Efficiency Grant Available to Cincinnati Properties with Low Income Residents


The City of Cincinnati and Duke Energy Ohio announce The Energy Efficiency Matching Grant Program for owners of multifamily buildings with low-income tenants. The grant is focused on electricity efficiency for buildings with two or more units that have tenants at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. The grant is part of the suite of energy efficiency and energy equity programs being created by Cincinnati's Office of Environment and Sustainability to achieve the Green Cincinnati Plan's goal of reducing household energy burden by 10%. 

The Energy Efficiency Matching Grant Program provides multifamily building owners an opportunity to double the impact of their energy efficiency upgrades by matching their investment, up to $5,000, on capital improvements. The grant is funded by Duke Energy Ohio. Applicants can be non-profit organizations or for-profit corporations. Grant application, criteria and funding guidelines can be downloaded below:

Grant criteria and funding guidelines
Grant application
Budget sheet
Grant evaluation example

Materials can also be found on the OES website. All application materials are due by Friday, December 4 at 5 p.m. and must be submitted to