Independence LED, a Pennsylvania manufacturer of energy saving LED tubes and fixtures, is pleased to offer an Energy Saving Grant program specifically for Minority, Women, and Veteran business enterprises across the U.S.
Qualifying Businesses must meet each of these criteria:
Location: U.S. owned business and retrofit facilities within the 50 states and or U.S. territories
Registration: Registered MBE, WBE, or Veteran Owned Business
Existing Lighting: Any volume or type of existing Fluorescent Tubes, Tube Fixtures, or Metal Hide high bay fixtures.
Hours of Operation: Minimum 50 hours per week (Note: Longer run time yields higher Return on Investment for the Energy Saving initiatives.)
Grant Application Term: January 1 to December 31, 2014
Installation Term: Up to April 1, 2015
Next Step: Contact Us
Our success has triggered the initiation of this Grant Program for Minority, Women, and Veteran owned business across America. When we learned about the disproportionally high unemployment levels among Veterans and Minorities, we were even more motivated to support fellow business owners and reward their entrepreneurial spirit. Since lighting typically accounts for about a third of commercial electricity consumption, and our LEDs reduce the cost by 50% or more, every dollar saved can go towards either retaining or hiring key employees.
#1: 10% of the Cost of the Independence LED Retrofit Equipment up to $10,000 in Grant payments per business location. Please note that the entire Grant allocation for U.S. companies is $10,000,000, and the discounts on the Made in America Independence LED products are based on the date stamped requests of the first qualified applicants. The program includes a cap of 10 locations per business ownership group. At the $10,000 per location level, this program is designed to create economic advantages for at least 1,000 U.S. Minority, Women, or Veteran owned business enterprises.
#2: 100% of the Cost of an Energy Analysis.
The Energy Analysis centers on Savings Reports provided to the Grant recipient based on lighting information furnished by the end user.
#3: 6 Month Extension on the National CASH for CLUNKERS T12 program.
The program is currently scheduled to close July 4th, 2014, and this Grant extends it to December 31st, 2014. See:http://independenceled.com/cash_for_clunkers_lighting
#4: $0 Down Payment Financing Options.
Cash flow positive financing is available for qualified businesses, subject to review by third party financing companies that are Independence LED strategic partners.
Background on Independence LED:
Independence LED is a leading U.S. manufacturer of high-efficiency commercial LED tubes and fixtures. We moved our manufacturing from China to Boyertown, Pennsylvania in 2010, and we have seen explosive growth. Independence LED has completed projects ranging from the Morgan Stanley headquarters in NYC to the Largest Retrofit in U.S. history, and from work on the first national chain retrofit for Monro Muffler to installations for the U.S. NAVY and the first Veterans Affairs Hospital. See sample Newsletters. Plus, get perspective on the quality of our growing Authorized Reseller Network. Please also note that we welcome applications for additional manufacturer representatives, value added resellers, electrical contractors, or distributors that are MBE, WBE, or Veteran owned businesses.
If you are a Minority, Women, or Veteran Owned business, but you have not registered your business, please see the resources below. If your registration application has been submitted within the Grant Application Term, Independence LED will review your status for inclusion in the Grant program.
Minority Owned Businesses:
The National Minority Business Council: http://nmbc.org
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) : http://www.mbda.gov
Women Owned Businesses:
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council: http://www.wbenc.org
Professional Women in Construction (PWC): http://www.pwcusa.org
Veteran Owned Businesses:
National Veteran Owned Business Association: http://www.navoba.com
National Association of Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business: http://nasdvob.org
United States Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www.vetbiz.gov
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): http://www.naacp.org
Diversified Risk Management: http://www.diversifiedriskmanagement.com
Hispanic Business: http://www.hispanicbusiness.com
National Urban League: http://www.nul.org
Asian American Business Development Center: http://www.aabdc.com
Asian-American Entrepreneurs Network: http://www.aen-nyc.com
Chambers of Commerce:
U.S. Department of Commerce: http://www.doc.gov
U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce: http://www.usblackchamber.org
U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: http://www.ushcc.com
U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce: http://www.uspaacc.com
U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce: http://www.uswcc.org
U.S. Veterans Chamber of Commerce: http://www.usvcc.com