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Indiana Office of Energy Development

OED > Grant Programs > Energy Funding Resources Energy Funding Resources

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 
avonarx@oed.in.gov

 

State-Wide Energy Funding

Funding Opportunities by Indiana Utility Region

National Energy Funding for Community & Government Organizations

National Funding for Energy Producers, Installers, Farms & Businesses

National Grants for Energy Researchers

 

 

STATE-WIDE ENERGY FUNDING

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 OPPORTUNITY

FUNDING SOURCE

DEADLINE

PROGRAM/FUNDING FOCUS

ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS

Green Project Reserve Revolving Loan Fund

Indiana Finance Authority (IFA)

Ongoing

Low-interest loans for IN communities and businesses to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure, including energy efficiency

Municipal and private water

Private businesses

DieselWise Indiana

Indiana Department of Environmental
Management (IDEM)

Sept. 30
2014

Funds idling technology and retrofits to or purchases of hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles - Lake, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Elkhart, and Allen Counties

Schools, municipalities,
public entities, and the private sector

Indiana Community
Foundations

County Community Foundations

Feb 1-28
July 1-31

Energy efficiency and renewable energy projects

Non-profits

 

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES BY INDIANA UTILITY

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 OPPORTUNITY

 FUNDING SOURCE

 DEADLINE

 PROGRAM/FUNDING FOCUS

 ELIGIBLE
PARTICIPANTS

Commerical & Industrial
Prescriptive Rebates

Energizing
Indiana    

Sept. 30
2014

Help facility managers and building owners achieve long-term, cost effective energy savings

Commerical &
Industrial Customers
of Duke Energy,
IPL, NIPSCO,
or Vectren

Community Outreach
& Enrichment

Energizing Indiana

Sept. 30
2014

For every member/supporter who completes a Home Energy Assessment, an enrolled organization will receive $25 - up to $25,000

Nonprofit customers
of Duke Energy,
IPL, NIPSCO,
or Vectren

American Electric
Power Foundation

AEP Foundation
Indiana Michigan
Power

Ongoing

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

Renewable Energy
Incentive Program

Indianapolis Power & Light

Ongoing

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
service territory

Audit to Action

LaGrange County
REMC & Farmers
State Bank

Ongoing

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.

LaGrange County
REMC territory only

IN - Charge
Electric Vehicle
Program

NIPSCO &
South Shore
Clean Cities

Ongoing until funds run out

Level 2 Changing Stations for Electric Vehicles

Residential NIPSCO
customers

NiSource Charitable Foundation

NiSource

Ongoing

Energy sustainability

Nonprofits in NIPSCO
territory

Envirowatts

Northeastern
REMC

Spring

Educational opportunities or projects the increase environmental awareness

Nonprofits in Northeastern REMC
territory 

Envirowatts Trust

Tipton REMC

Cycle 1:
3rd Monday in December

Cycle 2:
3rd Monday in March

Cycle 3:
1st Monday in June

Cycle 4:
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
energy.

Tipton REMC
customers

Solar Uniting
Neighbors Program

Indiana
Association for Community
Economic
Development 

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.

Indiana Michigan
Power Customers

Vectren Foundation

Vectren

Ongoing

Funding for energy conservation and environmental stewardship

Nonprofits that are
Vectren customers

 

 

NATIONAL ENERGY FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY & GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS

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 OPPORTUNITY

 FUNDING SOURCE

 DEADLINE

 PROGRAM/FUNDING FOCUS

 ELIGIBLE
PARTICIPANTS

Diesel Emissions
Reduction Act
Funding Assistance
Program

EPA

Dec. 22
2014

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.

Regional, state,
local or tribal
agency

See "Additional
Information on
Eligibility" for
other eligibility

Economic
Development
Assistance Program

Department of Commerce

Oct. 17
2014

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.

Private Institutions

Native American
tribes

Sustainable
Environments

Surdna Foundation

Ongoing

Focus on green economy, transportation, and smart
growth

Nonprofits

 

NATIONAL FUNDING FOR ENERGY PRODUCERS, INSTALLERS, FARMS & BUSINESSES

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 OPPORTUNITY

 FUNDING SOURCE

 DEADLINE

 PROGRAM/FUNDING FOCUS

ELIGIBLE
PARTICIPANTS

Rural Energy for America Program

USDA

Stay tuned for Update

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.  

Solar Sunshot

DOE 

11/4/2014 

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

Solar Installers

National Low Interest Revolving Loan Fund

Community Development Transportation Lending Services Inc.

Ongoing

Financing for the purchase of EPA or CARB verified emission control and/or idle reduction technologies

Businesses 

Everybody Wins USA Lease Program and Revolving Loan Fund 

Cascade Sierra Solutions 

Ongoing

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.

Truck Owners 

 

 

NATIONAL GRANTS FOR ENERGY RESEARCHERS

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 OPPORTUNITY

 FUNDING SOURCE

 DEADLINE

 PROGRAM/FUNDING FOCUS

ELIGIBLE
PARTICIPANTS

Measurement Science & Engineering Research Grant 

NIST 

March 1
May 1
Oct 15 

Topics under Material Measurement, Physical Measurement, Engineering, Information Technology, Neutron Research, Nanoscale Science & Tech, and Office of Special Programs 

Researchers 

Academic Liason with Energy 

NSF 

Sept. 30
2015 

Funds transformative research that lies beyond that which industry would normally fund:  new approaches to solving generic problems and deveopment of collaborative industry-university educational programs 

Researchers and Industry 

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Grants 

SARE 

Ongoing 

SARE grants fund research and education projects exploring such as on-farm renewable energy 

Researchers, producers, educators, nonpofits & students 

 

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Foundation Funding

State Grants

Federal Grants


Other Grant Sources

Grant Writing Resources