A NEW change to the BEEP Program.
The revised program policies for the BEEP have now been officially approved by OPM, so please note we are now offering a rebate of 80% of the cost of approved energy efficiency building improvements for the first $10,000 of improvement, with a 20% rebate for additional project expenses for the next $40,000 up to a maximum project cost of $50,000.
The intent of the Litchfield Hills Business Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP) is to strengthen the economic viability of the region's businesses through a comprehensive energy efficiency improvement program. By providing a financial incentive for improving the energy efficiency of business buildings, we hope to stimulate reinvestment in those buildings and facilitate local economic development.
The focus of the BEEP Program is to improve the energy efficiency of existing commercial buildings. Projects which enhance structures owned or operated by private, non-profit organizations are eligible provided they serve to enhance economic development (e.g. local historical society building which serves to attract tourists). Home-based businesses that are not assessed as commercial property, religious establishments, and municipal buildings are not eligible.
If you are interested in applying for a BEEP grant, please download the BEEP application and Environmental Checklist. Complete both forms and send them to Rose Ponte at 140 Main Street, Torrington CT 06790. Upon receipt of the application, the local BEEP committee will review the application; if approved it will be reviewed by the regional committee. Successful applicants will receive an award letter detailing grant award amount and deadlines.
The BEEP brochure provides eligible expenses and further details about the program. For additional questions please contact Rose Ponte