The Conservation Applied Research and Development (CARD) Grant Program funds energy research and development projects.
The purpose of CARD is to identify new technologies or strategies to maximize energy savings, improve the effectiveness of energy conservation programs, or document the carbon dioxide reductions from energy conservation projects in order to help utilities to achieve the annual state energy conservation goal of 1.5 percent as established by the Next Generation Energy Act of 2007.
Final Report Format and Content Guidelines (.pdf) | This PDF contains guidelines for the content of CARD final reports, for meeting the State’s American’s with Disability Act (ADA) accessibility standards for documents, and for complying with the State’s Plain Language Initiative.
CARD Report Template (.doc) | This is a Word document template that must be used for creating all CARD grant reports. It includes a cover page with Commerce’s logo and conforms with new style guidelines required for all reports from the Department of Commerce..