Neighborhood Outreach Challenge Grants

Community Energy Services, CES, the one-stop residential energy program offered to Minneapolis homeowners has just announced their outreach challenge grants for partnering organizations.

The Center for Energy and Environment in partnership with the City of Minneapolis was awarded $50,000 from the McKnight Foundation. The funding will provide grants that Community Energy Services’ partnering organizations can awarded based on highest participation rate, greatest upgrade implementation rate, individual’s efforts and contributions, etc. For more information on the grants and where your neighborhood ranks visit

Your first step to participate in Community Energy Services is by attending an upcoming Workshop:

Tuesday, February 8th at 6:30 p.m.
Logan Recreation Center (690 13th Ave. NE)

Thursday, February 17th at 6:30 p.m.
Phelps Recreation Center (701 39th St. E)

Tuesday, February 22nd at 6:30 p.m.
Burroughs Community School (1601 50th St. W)

To reserve your spot or for more workshop dates contact Ashley Robertson at 612-335-5869 or

CES begins with FREE educational workshops where homeowners can schedule a customized 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. Up to $400 in services and materials for a co-pay of only $30!

Community Energy Services is a partnership with the Audubon Neighborhood Association, Center for Energy and Environment, City of Minneapolis, CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy with funding provided by the MN Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund and the City of Minneapolis block grants.

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