The Iowa Office of Energy Independence (OEI) is seeking proposals under the State Energy Program (SEP) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) from municipal organizations in Iowa for projects that will reduce energy use, have a positive impact on budgets and enhance economic development through job creation. Up to $4,000,000 of grant funding is available to be awarded under the program.

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to seek projects from entities that are eligible to issue tax-exempt debt, under section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code. These would include school districts, cities, counties, and other local government agencies, or other non-profit entities.

Potential applicants are encouraged to review the RFP application by visiting the link on the OEI web site at: The online application portal for this funding can be found at,, and will be available beginning today, March 23, 2010.  To preview the application, click here.