City of Cincinnati Office ofEnvironmental Sustainability Works to Lower Utility Bills
Low-incometenants, on average, pay more for utilities than most other residents ofCincinnati. With 1 in 4 households in our city experiencing energy burden -paying more than 6% of monthly income on utilities – OES launched a suite of pilotprograms aiming to address this issue through supporting energy efficiencyefforts in apartment buildings.
Matching Grants for Building Owners
The City of Cincinnati offers grants each quarter for owners ofmulti-family buildings (2 or more units). The intent is to incentivize anddouble the impact of electric energyefficiency upgrades. Matching grants are available up to $5,000 per building,per quarter. Building(s) must be located within the City of Cincinnati. Fiftypercent or more of building tenants must be at or below 200% of the FederalPoverty Level (FPL) and responsible for individual unit electricity payments.Building Owners must present at least a 1:1 match. Funding provided by DukeEnergy Ohio.