Federal Grant Program

From Open Energy Information

States offer a variety of grant programs to encourage the use and development of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency measures. Most programs offer support for a broad range of technologies, while a few programs focus on promoting one particular technology, such as photovoltaic (PV) systems. Grants are available primarily to the commercial, industrial, utility, education and government sectors. Most grant programs are designed to pay down the cost of eligible systems or equipment. Others focus on research and development, or support project commercialization. In recent years, the federal government has offered grants for renewables and energy efficiency projects for end-users. Grants are typically available on a competitive basis. [1]


Federal Grant Program Incentives

IncentiveIncentive TypePlaceApplicable SectorEligible TechnologiesActive
2003 Climate Change Fuel Cell Buy-Down Program (Federal)Federal Grant ProgramUnited States: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Nonprofit
Schools
Local Government
State Government
Fed. Government
Fuel CellsNo
Tribal Energy Program Grant (Federal)Federal Grant ProgramUnited States: Energy ResourcesTribal GovernmentBuilding Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Duct/Air sealing
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Water Heaters
Biomass
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Photovoltaics
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Boilers
Central Air conditioners
Chillers
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Furnaces
Programmable Thermostats
Refrigerators
Roofs
Siding
Windows
Wind
Yes
U.S. Department of Treasury - Renewable Energy Grants (Federal)Federal Grant ProgramUnited States: Energy ResourcesAgricultural
Commercial
Industrial
Biomass
CHP/Cogeneration
Fuel Cells
Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Geothermal Electric
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Hydroelectric energy
Landfill Gas
Microturbines
Municipal Solid Waste
Ocean Thermal
Photovoltaics
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Solar Water Heat
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind
No
USDA - High Energy Cost Grant Program (Federal)Federal Grant ProgramUnited States: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Industrial
Residential
Nonprofit
Schools
Local Government
State Government
Tribal Government
Municipal Utility
Institutional
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Photovoltaics
Wind
Biomass
Hydroelectric energy
Small Hydroelectric
Yes
USDA - Repowering Assistance Biorefinery Program (Federal)Federal Grant ProgramUnited States: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Industrial
Local Government
Construction
Utility
State Government
Tribal Government
Fed. Government
Municipal Utility
Investor-Owned Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Agricultural
Institutional
Landfill Gas
Biomass
Municipal Solid Waste
Ethanol
Biodiesel
Yes
USDA - Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grants (Federal)Federal Grant ProgramUnited States: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Schools
Local Government
State Government
Tribal Government
Rural Electric Cooperative
Agricultural
Institutional
Public Power Entities
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Electric
Photovoltaics
Wind
Biomass
Hydroelectric energy
Geothermal Electric
Ground Source Heat Pumps
CHP/Cogeneration
Hydrogen
Anaerobic Digestion
Small Hydroelectric
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Ocean Thermal
Renewable Fuels
Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Microturbines
Yes
Value-Added Producer Grant Program (Federal)Federal Grant ProgramUnited States: Energy ResourcesAgriculturalPhotovoltaics
Wind
Biomass
Hydroelectric energy
Anaerobic Digestion
Renewable Fuels
Ethanol
Biodiesel
No
Weatherization Assistance Program (Federal)Federal Grant ProgramUnited States: Energy ResourcesLow-Income ResidentialSolar Water HeatNo

All Grant Programs

References

  1. DSIRE Glossary