The Funding Wizard is a searchable database of grants, rebates and incentives available in California — gathered all in one place —to help you pay for sustainable projects. The Funding Wizard team combs the internet for funding opportunities in categories such as energy, air quality, climate change, transportation, urban development, waste management, and water. There’s always a chance our team has missed a few funding opportunities, so we invite you to email us if you have an environmental or sustainability funding opportunity to add to Funding Wizard.
Check back often as new funding opportunities are continually being added to the Funding Wizard!
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. Loans are commonly available to the residential, commercial, industrial, transportation, public, and 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.
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.
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.