Serving the East Calhoun Neighborhood
EAST CALHOUN HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Whether you are planning to make energy-related improvements or other exterior improvements to your home, East Calhoun NRP program and the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) have financing options that will make your projects more affordable!
We are offering a Matching Grant Program and Low Interest Loans for East Calhoun residents.
The Matching Grant Program features a matching grant of 25% NRP funds to 75% homeowner funds, with a maximum grant of $3,000. There are no income limits.
The Low Interest Loan program offers 4% fixed rate loans with flexible terms with a maximum loan of $15,000. There are no income limits.
Applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information about the Matching Grant Program, please go to http://mncee.org/Find-Programs-Financing/ECCO--Matching-Grant-Program-Terms/# or contact Rachael Rupp at 612-335-5830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Low Interest Loan Program, please go to http://mncee.org/Find-Programs-Financing/ECCO--4--Revolving-Loan-Terms/or contact Rachael Rupp at 612-335-5830 or email@example.com.
NOTE: DO NOT begin your projects until after you have applied, been approved and have closed on your loan with CEE. No projects will be awarded funding through this program if they have already been started or completed prior to loan/grant closing.
HOME SECURITY GRANTS
Home Security Grant Application East Calhoun NRP funds will reimburse homeowners up to $250 for home security upgrades. One grant per household. The grants do not cover monthly service fees for security systems. The application for the home security grants can be obtained by downloading this pdf: ECCO Home Security.pdf
TREE TREATMENT GRANTS
Tree Treatment Grant Application East Calhoun NRP funds will reimburse homeowners up to $250 for licensed professional treatment of elm trees to prevent Dutch Elm Disease and/or licensed professional treatment of green ash trees to prevent or treat infestation by the Emerald Ash Borer. This program include trees on the boulevard and/or on the owner’s property. This program expires on November 2013. The application for the grant can be obtained by downloading this pdf: TreeTreatmentRev5-13.pdf
RAIN BARREL/COMPOST BIN GRANTS
Rain Barrel/Compost Bin Application East Calhoun NRP funds will reimburse homeowners up to $100 for the purchase of a rain barrel and/or compost bin. The application for the grants can be obtained by downloading this pdf: RainBarrell:CompostGrant.pdf
CES begins with FREE educational workshops followed by a customized home energy visit.
1. Workshop options: attend a presentation near your home or complete the online option.
2.Home Energy Visit: The visit includes a blower door test which measures for air leaks in the home, as well as the installation of energy and money saving materials. These materials may include compact fluorescent light bulbs, low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, pipe wrap, a programmable thermostat and more! Participants are also provided with energy tracking and feedback, information on innovative financing and access to specialized rebates available to only program participants. All for a co-pay of only $40!
Go to www.mnces.org/mpls for a list of workshop dates or the online option.
NRP PHASE II ACTION PLAN APPROVED
The NRP Phase II Action Plan was approved by a neighborhood-wide vote on Thursday, March 4, 2010. Residents had the option of voting on the plan by mail or by attending the ECCO Board meeting on March 4th. Congratulations to the NRP Steering Committee for their work. You can read the whole plan by clicking on this link: Final East Calhoun Phase II.pdf.
The plan was approved by the NRP Policy Board on March 22nd and bythe Minneapolis City Council on April 16th.
If you would like to volunteer to help implement the plan,please contact Monica Smith at 612-821-0131 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.