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OED Grant Programs

OED offers funding opportunities to support local energy projects and initiatives across Indiana. These programs reflect the need for, and the commitment to energy infrastructure investment and resilience planning.

To learn more information about current and future programs or if you have any questions, please contact us at grants@oed.in.gov. Please note that all applications for OED grants must be accompanied by a W-9 and Direct Deposit Authorization form:

Energy Technology & Innovation Grant Program

Status - Closed as of August 27, 2021.

The Energy Technology & Innovation Grant supports a broad variety of energy technologies that promote innovation in energy projects that reduce energy consumption and support renewable energy growth including energy storage, energy efficiency, liquid fuels innovation, electric and renewable natural gas (RNG) vehicles and infrastructure, or comprehensive energy planning. The OED will award ten projects up to $50,000 per grant for initiatives designed to reduce energy consumption, increase the use of innovative energy and transportation technologies, bolster preparedness and resiliency across the energy landscape in Indiana. Projects must be completed no later than June 1, 2022.

For details on this opportunity and to apply, review the Funding Information Document and complete the application. Additional information on the application process can be found on the Information for Applicants page. For questions contact our Grants Team at grants@oed.in.gov.

Rural Energy Innovation Grant Program

Status - Closed.

The purpose of this grant is to support rural energy innovation and improvements in Indiana. As an important part of the state's economy, access to affordable and reliable energy is critical in agricultural and rural areas. Increasing energy diversity and redundancy, such as installing solar panels or a back-up power source, can provide additional reliability to rural business operations. New or upgrades in technologies can also help to reduce energy consumption and costs. Applicants are encouraged to submit innovative energy improvements with a focus on key business infrastructure that result in increased energy reliability and savings. If you have any questions, please contact grants@oed.in.gov.

Community Energy Challenge Grant Program

Status - Closed.

The purpose of this grant is to enhance community resilience with a focus on key infrastructure and access to efficient energy options through diverse energy resources, and upgraded technologies. Grantees can benefit from resiliency improvements in a variety of ways, such as reducing overall energy costs included through decreased maintenance-related activities through the use of a new and more efficient technologies as well as energy audits and resilience planning. By diversifying energy sources, upgrading technology, and reducing energy consumption, grantees may also mitigate their exposure to price volatility. If you have any questions, please contact grants@oed.in.gov.

Indiana Public Safety Resilience Grant Program

Status - Closed.

The purpose of this grant is to create energy resilience in critical public safety operations including but not limited to fire, law enforcement, EMS and correctional facilities. Grantees can benefit from resiliency improvements in a variety of ways, such as reducing overall energy costs including decreased maintenance-related costs through the use of new technologies, and cleaner fuel choices. Energy and fuel costs can be significant budget line items for public safety and municipal governments. This program seeks to make improvements that will help to alleviate some economic pressure. Further, since reliable energy is key to maintaining critical public safety operations, initiatives that also enhance resilience and redundancy create additional economic opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact grants@oed.in.gov.