.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 680, the first engrossment, as amended by
the author's delete everything amendment (H0680DE3), as follows:
Page 5, after line 25, insert:
"Section 1. RENEWABLE ENERGY GRANT PROGRAM.
1.5(a) The commissioner of commerce shall establish a program to award grants to
1.6energy projects that meet the following conditions:
1.7(1) the project qualifies as a community-based energy development (C-BED) project,
1.8as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 216B.1612, subdivision 2, paragraph (g);
1.9(2) for wind projects, the project must be located in an area where the measured
1.10wind resource is Class 4 or above;
1.11(3) the project begins commercial operation after July 1, 2009;
1.12(4) the project does not receive renewable energy payment incentives under
1.13Minnesota Statutes, section 216C.41; and
1.14(5) the project meets any other conditions established under the American Recovery
1.15and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, for use of these funds.
1.16(b) The department shall develop an application form, application review procedures,
1.17criteria that projects must meet in order to be considered for a grant award, procedures
1.18and guidelines for project monitoring and evaluation, and other administrative procedures
1.19necessary to fully implement a grant program.
1.20(c) The maximum grant to a project is $500,000.
1.21(d) No more than two projects in a single county may receive a grant under this
1.23(e) No C-BED qualifying owner may financially participate in more than one project
1.24that receives a grant under this section.
1.25(e) Grant awards must be geographically dispersed throughout the state.
1.26EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly