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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 mottesen@oed.in.gov.

 
State-Wide Energy Funding

Opportunity

 Funding Source Deadline   Program  Eligible Applicants

 Green Project Reserve Revolving Loan Fund

 Indiana Finance Authority (IFA)

Ongoing  

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

 Municipal and private water and private businesses

  The Recycling Market Development Program

 Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)

 2014

 Grants helps private businesses purchase equipment to turn recycling into finished products or industrial feedstocks.

 private businesses

 DieselWise Indiana: Northern IN (Gary, Fort Wayne, Michigan City, South Bend, Elkhart areas)

  Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)

TBD

 Funds idling technology and retrofits to or purchase of hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles

 schools, governments, businesses

 

DieselWise Indiana - Statewide

 IDEM

 TBD

 Funds idling technology and retrofits to or purchases of hybrid or alternative fuel grants

 schools, governments, businesses

 Indiana Community Foundations

County Community Foundations 

TBD 

Check if your county's community foundation funds energy efficiency or renewable energy projects 

 Non-profits

Indiana Utility Energy Funding Opportunities

Utility

Deadline

Funding Focus

Eligible Applicants

 Energizing Indiana

Ongoing

 Provide rebates and/or energy audits to residents, schools, municipalities, and businesses. 

 Customers of Duke Energy, I&M, IMPA, IPL, NIPSCO, Vectren

Energizing Indiana's grants to IN nonprofits

  Ongoing

 

Indiana nonprofits can earn up to $25,000 from $25 per member who completes a free Home Energy Audit with Energizing Indiana

Customers of Duke Energy, I&M, IMPA, IPL, NIPSCO, Vectren

Duke Energy Foundation

Ongoing

Energy efficiency

Nonprofits that are Duke Energy customers

Indiana Michigan Power - AEP Foundation

Ongoing

Environmental protection. Past projects include green roofs, energy career summer camps, energy efficient homes, and green buildings

Nonprofits, government, state universities in I&M's service territory

 IPL small solar and wind incentive

Ongoing until funds run out

Solar: Payments up to $4,000 per solar panel system, $2.00 per Watt installed. Maximum size: 19.9 kW. Wind: payments up to $4,000 per system, $1.00 per Watt installed. Maximum size: 49.9 kW

residents and small to medium sized commercial and industrial customers in IPL's territtory

LaGrange County REMC: "Audit to Action"

Ongoing

Provides a free energy audit and upfront financing for air sealing, insulation, and geothermal heat pumps. Repay costs over time through your energy bills

Open, must be in LaGrange County REMC's territory

LaGrange County REMC: "Envirowatts"

Spring

Renewable energy and energy efficiency

Open, must be in LaGrange County REMC's territory

 NIPSCO incentiive for electric vehicles

Ongoing until funds run out

 Level 2 Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

 Residential NIPSCO customers

NIPSCO - NiSource Charitable Foundation

Ongoing

Energy sustainability

Nonprofits that are NIPSCO customers

Northeastern REMC: "Envirowatts"

Spring

Educational opportunities or projects that increase environmental awareness

Nonprofits that are Northeastern REMC's customers

Tipmont REMC: "Envirowatts Trust"

Dec, March, June, Sept

Green power

Tipmont REMC customers

Vecrtren Foundation

Ongoing

Conservation and environmental stewardship

Nonprofits that are Vectren customers

National Energy Funding for Community and Government Organizations

Opportunity

Funding Source

Deadline

Program

Eligible Applicants

 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Funding Assistance Program

 EPA

Late Spring, 2014

Idle-reduction, aerodynamic tech, retrofit, and early replacement of buses, medium or heavy trucks, marine engines, and locomotives.

 regional, state, local or tribal agency; nonprofits or institutions that promote of transportation or air quality as their principal purpose

Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities

EPA

Possibly Fall 2013

EPA technical assitance to tribal or local governments for economic and sustainable development

Tribal and/or local governments

Sustainable Environments

Surdna Foundation

Ongoing

Focus on green economy, transportation, and smart growth

Nonprofits

National Funding for Energy Producers, Installers, Farms, and Businesses

Opportunity

 Funding Source

 Deadline

 Program

 Eligible Applicants

 Rural Energy for America Program

USDA 

Ongoing 

 Provides grants and loans for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects located in rural areas. Contact your local USDA office.

Farms and Small Businesses 

Solar Sunshot Competition

 DOE

 11/4/2014

Cash awards of up to $10 million to the first three teams that repeatedly demonstrate an average of $1 per watt for non-hardware costs such as permitting, interconnection, and inspection

 Solar Installers

 Community Development Transportation Lending Services, Inc. (CDTLS) -National Low Interest Revolving Loan Fund

 CDTLS

Ongoing

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

 Businesses

 Cascade Sierra Solutions (CSS) Everybody Wins USA Lease Program and Revolving Loan Fund

 CSS

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

 Eligible Applicants

 Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant (Funding opp # 2013-NIST-MSE-01)

 NIST

March 1, May 1, Oct 15 annually

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

 Researchers

 Energy for Sustainability (Funding opp # PD-14-7644)

 NSF

2/20/2014

Fundamental research and education that will enable innovative processes for the sustainable production of electricity and transportation fuels: biomass, biofuels, solar, wind

 Researchers

 Environmental Engineering (Funding opp # 1440)

 NSF

2/20/2014

Promote resource and energy conservation and recovery. Focus on conversion of wastes into value-added materials and energy, reduction of energy/water demand for environmental technologies, and the impact of energy and transportation processes on the environment.

 Researchers

Academic Liaison with Energy

 NSF

9/30/2015

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

Researchers and Industry

 Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grants

 SARE

Ongoing

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

 Researchers, producers, educators, nonprofits, students

Propane Challenge

 Propane Education and Research Council

Ongoing

Funds research on technology-based new ways to deliver and use propane. The best technology-based ideas can earn the PROPANE Exceptional Energy® award

 Researchers and manufacturers

Grant Search Resources

Foundation Funding

State Grants

Federal Grants


Other Grant Sources

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