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Building owner grants

Matching Grants for Building Owners

The City of Cincinnati offers grants for owners of multi-family buildings (2 or more units). The intent is to incentivize and double the impact of electric energy efficiency upgrades. Matching grants are available up to $5,000 per building, per cycle. Building(s) must be located within the City of Cincinnati. Fifty percent or more of building tenants must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and be responsible for their own electricity payments. Building Owners must be able to pay upfront and receive the 1:1 match post project completion. Funding for this program is provided by Duke Energy Ohio. Learn more about the impact of the program thusfar in the 2021-22 Impact Summary.

2023 Funding Deadlines
  • May 5, 2023

Learn more about the program:
  • 2023 Guidelines and Criteria

  • 2023 Eligible Energy Efficient Technologies

  • 2023 Frequently Asked Questions

  • REGISTER for April 12, 2023 Pre-Application Info Session (virtual)

  • January 10, 2023 Info Session Recording

  • Online application

  • Writeable PDF Application (if submitting online is a barrier to participation)

  • Project Budget Template

All questions for this opportunity can be directed to Molly Robertshaw at

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