Apply for Community Climate Action Fund

The City of Edina’s Community Climate Action Fund is a cost share program where the City reimburses residents and businesses for some of the costs for:

  • Adoption of energy-efficient building improvements or
  • Installation of rooftop solar

Available Cost Share Amounts for 2022

Energy efficiency

  • Residential properties 1-4 units
    • 50% utility rebate match up to $1,000 for energy efficiency projects (not including natural gas systems)
    • Up to $1,000 cost share for electrification/fuel switching projects where natural gas infrastructure or appliances are removed and electric systems are added
  • Commercial and industrial private properties or multifamily (5+ units)
    • 50% utility rebate match up to $2,000 for energy efficiency projects (not including natural gas systems)
    • Up to $2,000 cost share for electrification/fuel switching projects where natural gas infrastructure or appliances are removed and electric systems are added

Solar installation

  • 4% total cost share with property owner participation in the Federal Investment Tax Credit
  • 6% total cost share with commercial properties that include a community solar garden for Edina resident subscriptions in their rooftop solar installation
  1. Eligibility Requirements
  • Projects applying for the cost share program must be a privately-owned existing residential (1-4 units), commercial, multifamily (5+ units) or industrial property located within the City of Edina.
  • Energy Efficiency projects on new buildings or additions that completed construction within the past 12 months are not eligible for cost share funds.
  • Applications limited to one project per master (tax) parcel. If you are applying for multiple projects on different master parcels, fill out a separate application for each project.
  • An eligible Energy Assessment must be performed within 36 months of and prior to commencing any work eligible for cost sharing funds. The dated Energy Assessment report must be attached to the pre-approval application.
  • Projects related to natural gas infrastructure or appliances are not eligible for cost share funds unless the project replaces such appliances with efficient electric alternatives.
  • Applicant must be the property owner or manager.
  • Buildings subject to Edina’s Efficient Buildings Ordinance must be in compliance to be eligible for cost share funds.
  • Any necessary permits must be received after Jan. 1, 2022.
  1. Step 1: Get Energy Assessment
  1. Step 2: Review Assessment
  1. Step 3: Apply for Permits
  1. Step 4: Apply for Community Climate Action Fund program 
  1. Program Process After You Apply
  1. Program Rules and Procedures
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