The Funding Wizard is a searchable database of grants, rebates and incentives to help you pay for sustainable projects, all in one place! The wizard's team comb the internet for funding opportunities in categories such as energy, air quality and climate change, transportation, urban development, waste management, water, and more. And of course we may miss a few, so please email us if you have an environmental or sustainability funding opportunity to add to the wizard's list.
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The Funding Wizard provides opportunities of various types, including the following:
Grants are collected from various sources, including a regular feed from Grants.gov, a federal site providing funding opportunities on a wide variety of topics; grants offered from agencies under the California Environmental Protection Agency; and some local grant opportunities.
Loan programs provide financing for the purchase of energy systems or equipment, clean or low emission vehicle retrofits or purchases, factory equipment and more. These programs are commonly available to the residential, commercial, industrial, transportation, public and/or non-profit sectors.
State agencies, public utilities and a few local governments offer rebates to promote energy efficiency projects, recycle appliances, new clean vehicle purchases and more. Rebate programs provide cash incentives for items and projects that meet the specifications of the program. Rebates are collected from various sources, including a regular feed from DSIREusa.org. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing effectively allows property owners to borrow money to pay for renewable energy and/or energy-efficiency improvements. The amount borrowed is typically repaid over a period of years via a special assessment on the owner’s property. In general, local governments (such as cities and counties) that choose to offer PACE financing must be authorized to do so by state law.
Tax Incentives cover a broad range of programs including exemptions, exclusions, abatements and credits. There are property tax incentives, corporate tax incentives, and personal tax incentives.
Other incentives can include government contracts, bonds, and any other type of funding opportunity that doesn’t quite fit in with the above types of incentives.