1) What are the GoodUse eligibility requirements?
2) Can I apply for funding for a project that has already been implemented?
No, GoodUse does not retroactively fund projects that have been previously implemented, either prior to applying or prior to signing a grant agreement with Southface.
3) Is there a match requirement for GoodUse grants?
Yes, there is a match requirement for GoodUse grants. The match requirement is determined based on the organization’s annual operating budget shown in the breakdown below:
4) What ways can my organization meet the matching requirement?
Organizations can meet the match requirement in the following ways:
5) Does my organization need the match at the time of application?
Your organization should have an idea how you will support the match required for this grant at the time of application. Applications with this information identified are more competitive.
6) What are some common projects GoodUse funds?
GoodUse funds, Southface approved, above code minimum projects. Project recommendations/requirements are dependent on building usage, sq footage, and building envelope. Examples of common GoodUse upgrade projects (not limited to):
7) Do I need to complete all projects recommended by Southface at one time?
No, organizations work directly with Southface engineers to come up with a project phasing plan that works best for them. Organizations are able to “phase” projects, meaning take on projects over multiple rounds of funding.
8) What are the parameters around new construction/ major renovation?
New construction projects are a very selective basis and are highly competitive. These projects should be at the start of “Design Development” Phase AND after the completion of “System Development (MEP)” Phase). If self identifying as new construction, applicants will be interviewed before award date. We define New Construction/Major renovation as ground up construction or gut rehab of an existing building that our organization has NOT occupied before.
9) Southface was awarded as one of the DOE’s Renew America’s Nonprofit prime recipients. How can I apply to be a subrecipient?
The Renew America’s Nonprofit grant mirrors our current GoodUse Program. Below outlines the Nonprofit Organization (NPO) eligibility requirements for this funding source.
We are currently accepting applications. Eligible NPOs can apply using our GoodUse application.
10) If awarded, what is the GoodUse grant process and timeline?
GoodUse has 4 main stages each with specific timelines: Assessment, Project Selection/Bidding, Implementation, and Final Inspection. For full program process description, visit us HERE
11) After my project is complete, what’s next?
Questions? Please contact Erin Gallagher, GoodUse Program Manager, email@example.com.
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