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Indiana Office of Energy Development

2015 Challenge Grant

Community Conservation Challenge (CCC)

The 2015 Community Conservation Challege is now closed.

Winners will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Community Conservation Challenge (CCC) is a competitve grant program that offers funds for  projects that demonstrate measurable improvements in energy efficiency or renewable energy, result in a reduction in energy demand, fuel consumption or petroleum use, or involve the implementation of an energy recycling process.

CCC grants provide a range of funding from $25,000 to $100,000 for the implementation of highly leveraged, unique, and visible community energy conservation projects. Applicants may apply for a grant in one of two categories:  1.  Alternative Fuel Vehicles or 2. Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy.  Eligible grantees include local units of government, school corporations, businesses, universities, and nonprofit agencies in Indiana. Successful applicants utilize one or more of the following eligible technologies:

  • Alternative fuel vehicle fleets
  • Combined heat and power
  • Biomass
  • Energy efficiency
  • Solar (PV and solar thermal)
  • Traffic signal retrofits
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Wind energy

Learn more about the grant and see the guidelines here.

Questions about the grant?  Check out this list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Don't see your question listed?  Contact the Grant Manager at

To learn more about specific eligible technologies click on the category below for information.





Energy Efficiency


Electric Vehicles

Natural Gas and Propane


The 2012 CCC winners shared $526,000 in federal grant funding and are listed below:

  • Bestway Express (Vincennes)
  • Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light (Bloomington and Indianapolis)
  • Ozinga Indiana, RMC, Inc. (Gary)
  • Linton-Stockton School Corporation (Linton)

Learn more about the winners here!