Published on October 22nd, 2007 | by Stephanie Evans
Grants for Green Businesses
Increased awareness of the need for green business practices has led to the availability of many types of green business grants. If you want to start a green business, the time is now!
One such source for grants is Community Conservation Enterprises (CCE). Business grants range from $500 to $2,000 and more than 130 such grants have been given by CCE over the past 16 years. Grants are given to businesses that protect natural resources and promote sustainable communities. A grant application is available at the CCE site, and is now only available for projects in Central America and Mexico.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has also announced $11.4 million in grants available for investments in renewable energy and energy-efficiency improvements for agricultural and small businesses. Loan guarantees are also available.