“The North Carolina Green Business Fund will hand out more than $8 million in stimulus money as part of an initiative to help small businesses statewide develop and commercialize promising green and alternative energy technologies,” the Triangle Business Journal reports.
The 2010 NC Green Business Fund call for proposals is now open. Deadline for submission of short (750 words or less) pre-proposals is January 19, 2010. Applicants who pass this phase, will be invited to submit a full proposal. The awards are funded through federal stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Awards will be given to innovative projects that focus on the following three areas:
1. Development and commercialization of the biofuels industry
2. Development and commercialization of the green building industry, and
3. Attraction and leverage of private sector investments and entrepreneurial growth in environmentally conscious clean technology and renewable energy products and businesses.
For more information on the program and details about the 2010 grants, see http://www.ncscitech.com/gbf/ and download the PDF file.
The Triangle Business Journal article is at http://triangle.bizjournals.com/triangle/stories/2009/12/21/daily25.html