U.S. Virgin Islands - Discretionary Grant Program (Virgin Islands)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Virgin Islands

Name U.S. Virgin Islands - Discretionary Grant Program
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Nonprofit
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Custom/Others pending approval, Heat pumps, Lighting, Windows, Photovoltaics, Solar Water Heat, Wind, Solar Outdoor Lighting
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Funding Source Stripper Well Restitution Funds
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ($1,000,000)

Installation Requirements Grants are only available for retrofit projects, not new construction

Maximum Incentive 50,000

Website http://www.vienergy.org/index.html
Date added to DSIRE 2007-04-11
Last DSIRE Review 2011-12-01

References DSIRE[1]


NOTE: As of December 1, 2011, this program is no longer accepting applications. It is closed for the remainder of 2011. This program is not scheduled for renewal in 2012. This information is for reference only.

The Discretionary Grant Program, administered by the Virgin Islands Energy Office is designed to assist community groups and civic organizations with not-for-profit status, to successfully implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Grants of up to $50,000 are available to help increase the energy efficiency of existing buildings. New construction projects are ineligible for this grant. Grant awardees are required to provide at least 5 percent of the grant amount requested in the form of either in-kind or cash cost-share. Projects to receive funding will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Job Creation and/or Retention
  • Energy Savings
  • Innovation
  • Community Benefit/Collaboration
  • Willingness to share with public through outreach/education
  • Maintenance Plan
  • Financial Sources/Accountability

The Discretionary Grant Program also provides funding for energy education outreach, solar outdoor lighting, and energy education mini-grants. The grant has been increased with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and additional reporting requirements will apply. See the program application for more information. Additional information is available on the Virgin Islands Energy Office web site (look under "grants").

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Don Buchanan

Division Virgin Islands Energy Office
Address 4101 Mars Hill
Address 2 Frederisksted
Place St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Zip/Postal Code 00840
Phone (340) 713-8436 Ext:3612

Website http://www.vienergy.org/

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"