Energy Assistance: Wind Power
There’s a perception that low-income advocacy and environmentalism are incompatible. Yet, I’m a long-time member of the Sierra Club as well as a Certified Community Action Professional (a designation conferred by today’s version of the War on Poverty organizations).
And that’s why I love this project. It allowed me to marry these two long-time interests.
The sample grant proposal describes an innovative source of energy assistance for low-income families. Nonprofits develop wind energy and trade the power they generate to local utilities for energy assistance credits. The credits are then transferred to LIHEAP eligible families as needed, often during the winter to offset high heating bills.