Applying for funding
Round Two of the Low Income Energy Efficiency Program is
closed and applications are currently being assessed.
The Low Income Energy Efficiency Program is a competitive merit-based grant program with defined funding limits. Only the strongest proposals that most successfully meet the assessment criteria will be funded.
Funding will commence in 2012-13 and all projects must be completed by June 2016. Applicants may apply for funding of up to $10 million (excluding GST) for eligible project costs. Applicants may seek full funding for eligible projects, although they are strongly encouraged to leverage contributions from sources other than the Commonwealth.
Applications and assessment
The process for applying for a grant is conducted in two steps, the first of which is a call for expressions of interest (EOIs). A Program Advisory Group assesses each EOI against set criteria. The department makes recommendations to the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency on which EOIs should progress to an application. Following the minister's decision, those applicants with successful EOIs are invited to submit applications. Applications are assessed through a three-stage process involving eligibility, merit and viability. This two-step EOI and application process is illustrated in Figure 1.
|Figure 1: Low Income Energy Efficiency Program – two step EOI and application process|
Interested parties can join the LIEEP Stakeholder Networking Group to network with other LIEEP stakeholders.