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Related Links on Financial Assistance

Below are related links to resources on financial assistance programs, grants, and incentives for using energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009, the Recovery Act contains provisions that financially benefit individuals, businesses, organizations, and the renewable energy industry as a whole. Learn more by visiting the following Web pages: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
Access the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency to find what state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies are available for renewable energy and energy efficiency in your state.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program
Funded for the first time by the Recovery Act, DOE's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program strives to deploy energy efficiency and conservation technologies across the country through formal and competitive grants.

Energy-Efficient Mortgage Program
Information about the Federal Housing Administration's Energy-Efficient Mortgage program.

Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency
Information about tax credits on ENERGY STAR® products and solar electric panels.
Visit the website to find and apply for federal grants to help fund your community projects. The site provides a comprehensive list of financial assistance opportunities offered by 26 federal agencies.

Home Energy Loan Program
Loan options for homeowners that want to improve their homes' energy efficiency.

Renewable Energy Finance Tracking Initiative
A National Renewable Energy Laboratory website featuring information on how renewable energy projects are being financed. Find aggregated data summarizing financing variables and technology costs in the last few quarters and sign up to contribute.

Rural Energy for America Program
Information about grants and loans available for renewable energy projects in rural areas, provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Smart Growth
Get information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Smart Growth on technical and financial assistance programs, grants, and other funding opportunities, as well as tools and resources for communities.