Federal Funding for State and Local Clean Energy Programs

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Find information on federal programs that provide funding to state and local governments for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and projects.

The State and Local Solution Center’s Pay for Energy Initiatives website provides an overview of financing for state and local governments who are designing and implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.

Federal Funding Opportunities 

State Energy Program Competitive Financial Assistance Program
Provides competitively awarded financial assistance to U.S. states and territories to advance policies, programs, and market strategies that accelerate job creation and reduce energy bills while achieving energy and climate security for the nation.

DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Financial Opportunities
Find funding opportunities available for businesses, industry, universities, and others.

Environmental Protection Agency Local Climate and Energy Program
Provides local governments with peer exchange training opportunities and competitive grant funding along with planning, policy, technical, and analytical information to advance their climate change mitigation and clean energy goals.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Energy Programs
Helps small rural businesses become more energy-efficient and produce electricity from renewable energy and renewable fuels from biomass resources.