The West Virginia Department of Energy has selected the Jackson County Development Authority to administer it’s Energy Efficiency Grant for all West Virginia counties.

Mark Whitley of the Jackson County Development Authority said that the grant is a three-year commitment for the JCDA. Energy Efficiency Grants are eligible for West Virginia businesses that are in good standing with the State of West Virginia, have a physical establishment within the state, have less than 15 employees, and generate $1 million or less in profits for 2019.

Accordingly to Whitley, this is a competitive grant program and can be used for energy efficiency upgrades. Eligible upgrades include insulation, energy efficient lighting, HVAC upgrades to existing systems, as well as weather sealing. Ineligible entities are home-based businesses, churches, non-for-profit organizations, banks and financial institutions, investment real-estate entities, and government agencies.

The grant is available to all counties in West Virginia. It is anticipated that approximate award amount will be $3,000. Whitley said over the three-year course, the Jackson County Development Authority through the West Virginia Department of Energy will spend approximately $100,000.

“We have already started receiving calls throughout the state,” Whitley said. “We are excited that the West Virginia Department of Energy selected the Jackson County Development Authority to administer this exciting grant.”

For additional information or questions regarding the grants, contact: Jackson County Development Authority at 304-372-1151 or visit jcda.org