Regional Energy+ Program (REPP)

Our proposal submitted by The HOME Foundation, in collaboration with its regional partners, was one of 17 finalists for three awards of a $1,000,000 grant to address climate change on the local level. While we were not a recipient, we are proud our proposal made it to the final round on a national level. The three awards of $1M will go to non-profit organizations in Denver CO, the Bay Area of CA and Pittsburgh PA.

The proposed Regional Energy+ Program (REPP) takes the guesswork out of making energy system retrofits in residential properties, resulting in lower energy usage and utility bills, and higher comfort and healthier living spaces for homeowners and renters. Improving building emissions and energy usage means a better climate for all.

REPP wants to expand the Energy+ Pilot by providing the expertise and financial resources to implement upgrades in low- to middle- income (LMI) households. A free energy audit with implementation plan, and an Energy Case Manager means LMI households, constituting the most energy cost-burdened, can retrofit their homes and benefit exponentially.

Watch this 3 minute video to learn more.


REPP Project Team


Community Supporters
Submitted Letters of Support for the Proposed Program for the $1M Grant

  1. Centre Region Council of Governments
  2. State College Borough Mayor Ezra Nanes
  3. Green Building Alliance
  5. Penn State Sustainability Institute
  6. Gatesburg Road Development 
  7. Envinity
  8. EnergyCAP
  9. Chamber of Business and Industry in Centre County
  10. Community Diversity Group
  11. Centre County United Way
  12. Centre Foundation
  13. Interfaith Human Services
  14. Citizens’ Climate Lobby
  15. Moshannon Group Sierra Club
  16. St. Andrews Episcopal Church
  17. St. Johns United Church of Christ
  18. University Baptist and Brethren Church
  19. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County
  20. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship - Social Action Committee