Does your business need energy-efficient repairs or upgrades? Would you like to save $$$ on utility bills? Is your business within the Taconite Assistance Area (TAA)?

The Business Energy Retrofit may be right for you!

The Business Energy Retrofit Program (BER) is designed to aid in financing the energy retrofit project. The BER program will support and provide the business 1/3 up to $20,000 in eligible retrofit expenses. A $500.00 app fee will be required to participate in this program when the business application has been approved and collected at the initial inspection.

Eligible Items

  • Lighting & Fixture Upgrades
  • Insulation & Ventilation
  • Renewable Energy-Solar/Wind
  • Equipment
  • Appliances
  • Roofing (1/3 up to $10k)
  • Window & Door Replacement
  • Thermal Boundary Upgrades
  • Air Sealing
  • Fuel Conversion

Any and all items being upgraded that save energy!

If you are interested, submit your application & release today for a chance to receive FY23 funding later this fall!

This is a grant opportunity, not a loan, provided by the Department of Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation (IRRR) and administered by Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Inc. (AEOA) . Grant payments are made directly to the awarded Contractor or Vendor upon completion and final inspection.

For more information and questions contact Scott Zahorik at or call 218-735-6828.

Download the following PDF files for more information and a fillable Application as PDFs

How the Business Energy Retrofit Program It Works – PDF

Business Energy Retrofit Program Application (fillable) – PDF