Energy Funding Resources

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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 Michael Shambo at mshambo@oed.in.gov.

State-Wide & Regional Energy Funding

Opportunity Funding Source Deadline Program/Funding Focus Eligible Participants

Rural Energy for America Program

USDA 3/31/2017 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

Green Project Reserve Revolving Loan Fund

 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

Indiana Community
Foundations

County Community Foundations

Feb 1-28
July 1-31

Energy efficiency and renewable energy projects

Non-profits

Cleaner Air through Diesel Emission Reductions 

South Shore Clean Cities Inc.

5:00 PM EDT, 11/30/2015

Diesel emission reduction projects 

statewide, public and  private entities that  operate diesel powered  equipment

SustainIndy

Indianapolis Office of Sustainability

Proposals can be submitted at any time during the calendar year and will be reviewed quarterly

The program is seeking initiatives that further economic development, ensure environmental integrity and promote social and cultural vibrancy  Non-profits, businesses, clubs, organizations, neighborhood associations, or a group of individuals located within  Indianapolis/Marion County

 

Funding Opportunities by Indiana Utilities

Opportunity Funding Source Deadline Program/Funding Focus Eligible Participants

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.

Non-profits, government, & state universities in I&M'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 monthly 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

Non-profits in NIPSCO
territory

Envirowatts

Northeastern
REMC

Spring

Educational opportunities or projects the increase environmental awareness

Non-profits 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

Envirowatts provides a way for you to show your support for environmental improvement 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 

No Dates Announced at this Time

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

Non-profits that are
Vectren customers

 

National Energy Funding for Community & Government Organizations

Opportunity Funding Source Deadline Program/Funding Focus Eligible Participants

Sustainable
Environments

Surdna Foundation

Ongoing

Focus on green economy, transportation, and smart growth

Non-profits

 

National Funding for Energy Producers, Installers, Farm & Businesses

Opportunity Funding Source Deadline Program/Funding Focus Eligible Participants

Rural Energy for America Program

USDA

11/2/2015

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

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 control and/or idle reduction technologies.  Financing for eligible truck replacements, engine repowers, idle reduction technologies, and exhaust retrofits.

Truck Owners 

 

National Grants for Energy Researchers

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 

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Grants 

SARE

Ongoing 

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

Researchers, producers, educators, non-profits & students

 

Foundation Funding

State Grants

Federal Grants

Other Grant Sources