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There are a number of options available to residents, businesses, local governments, etc. in relation to becoming more energy efficient. Take a look at the options below to see if one may be right for you.
The funding opportunities featured in this section include grants, rebates, and low-interest loans. These opportunities are unrelated to OED. Please click on the provided link to learn more about these opportunities, and direct your questions to the funding organization, not to OED.
If you have a grant opportunity you would like included on this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Indiana Finance Authority (IFA)
Low-interest loans for IN communities and businesses to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure, including energy efficiency
Municipal and private water
County Community Foundations
Energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES BY INDIANA UTILITY
Environmental protection grants. Past projects have included green roofs, energy career summer camps, energy efficient homes, and green buildings.
Nonprofits, government, & state universities in I&M's service territory
Indianapolis Power & Light
Small-scale solar and wind projects.
SOLAR: Recieve up to $4,000 per system, $1.00 per Watt installed. Max size = 19.9 kW.
WIND: Receive up to $4,000 per system, $1.00 per Watt installed. Max = 49.9 kW.
Residents & small to medium sized commerical & industrial
customers in IPL's
REMC & Farmers
Program provides a free energy audit and upfront financing for air sealing, insulation, and geothermal heat pumps. Repayment will be collected monthy on your electric bill to the REMC and be relative to the amount of savings.
REMC territory only
Ongoing until funds run out
Level 2 Changing Stations for Electric Vehicles
Nonprofits in NIPSCO
Educational opportunities or projects the increase environmental awareness
Nonprofits in Northeastern REMC
3rd Monday in December
3rd Monday in March
1st Monday in June
1st Monday in September
Envirowatss provides a way for you to show your support for environmental improvment projects in your community, support the environment, and demonstrate your interest in renewable
Association for Community
RFP submittals will be reviewed in Spring 2015 and financial awards will be distributed in Summer and Fall 2015
IACED will offer technical and financial assistance to its members and other partners to install small solar energy projects (less than .5 megawatts). Grants will range from $20,000 to $30,000 for 10 to 17 separate installations.
Funding for energy conservation and environmental stewardship
Nonprofits that are
Wells Fargo and The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Full Proposal Due: Wednesday, December 10th
Funding priorities for this program include:
- Supporting sustainable agricultural practices and private lands stewardship
- Conserving critical land and water resources and improving local water quality
- Restoring and managing natural habitat, species and ecosystems that are important to community livelihoods
- Facilitating investments in green infrastructure, renewable energy and energy efficiency
- Encouraging broad-based citizen participation in project implementation.
Grants will only be given to those in Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Eligible applicants include non-profit 501(c) organizations, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Indian tribes, and educational institutions.
Retrofit technologies, idle-reduction technologies for marine vessels and locomotives, early replacement and repower with certified engine configurations, and drayage trucks, marine engines, locomotives, and non-road engines or vehicles used in cargo handling.
local or tribal
Department of Commerce
Grants to support job creation in economically
distressed areas of the U.S. Can also support green
economic development; including renewable energy,
green building, energy efficiency, and recyclying.
Focus on green economy, transportation, and smart
NATIONAL FUNDING FOR ENERGY PRODUCERS, INSTALLERS, FARMS & BUSINESSES
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Provides grants and loans for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects located in rural areas. Contact your local USDA office for more information.
Farms & Small Businesses
Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems DOE
Concept papers due 11/21/2014
Final applications due 1/12/2015
Interdisciplinary projects that apply landscape design approaches to integrate cellulosic feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems while maintaining or enhancing environmental and socio-economic sustainability including ecosystem services and food, feed, and fiber production. For the purposes of this FOA, cellulosic feedstock production refers to dedicated annual and perennial energy crops, use of agricultural and forestry residues, or a combination of these options.
Cash awards of up to $10 million to the first three teams that demonstrate an average of $1 per watt for non-hardware costs such as permitting, interconnection, and inspection
Community Development Transportation Lending Services Inc.
Financing for the purchase of EPA or CARB verified emission control and/or idle reduction technologies
Cascade Sierra Solutions
Financing for the purchase of EPA or CARB verified emission contral and/or idle reduction technologies. Financing for eligible truck replacements, engine repowers, idle reduction technologies, and exhause retrofits.
NATIONAL GRANTS FOR ENERGY RESEARCHERS
Topics under Material Measurement, Physical Measurement, Engineering, Information Technology, Neutron Research, Nanoscale Science & Tech, and Office of Special Programs
SARE grants fund research and education projects exploring such as on-farm renewable energy
Researchers, producers, educators, nonpofits & students