Funding through Department of Energy Loan Programs Office

What does this funding get me?

The Loan Programs Office (LPO) can provide federal financing for projects in the United States that support clean energy deployment and reinvestment of energy infrastructure to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution. $3.6 billion in credit subsidy will be available for projects for loan guarantees under section 1703 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

This loan authority is open to all Title 17 Innovative Clean Energy technology categories, including fossil energy, nuclear energy, and new categories of activities, including critical minerals processing, manufacturing, and recycling.

Project categories include:

  • Innovative Energy: for projects that deploy innovative clean energy technologies at commercial scale
  • Innovative Supply Chain: for projects that employ innovative manufacturing processes or manufacture innovative technologies at commercial scale
  • State Energy Financing Institution Support: to augment state-administered clean energy programs, providing additional financial support to projects that align federal and state energy priorities
  • Energy Infrastructure Reinvestment: projects that repurpose or replace energy infrastructure that has ceased operations, or enable operating energy infrastructure to avoid emission of greenhouse gases

Am I eligible?

Depending on which project category you are applying for, the loans may be available to State governments, local governments, nonprofits, Federally- and State-recognized Tribes, special districts, independent school districts, public and private institutions of higher education, public housing authorities, and large and small businesses.

Beneficiary eligibility includes small businesses, profit organizations, quasi-public nonprofit organizations, as well as interstate, intrastate, state, local, and public nonprofit organizations.

To determine if your project is eligible, see the “Eligibility” section of this page on the DOE website.

How can I access the money?

Eligible parties can find instructions here and here on how to apply through the DOE Loan Programs Office.  A pre-application must be submitted before application, review, and approval. If you have a project that may be eligible for financing, request a no-cost pre-application consultation with the DOE.

What is the timeline?

DOE will evaluate applications in two phases. Following a favorable determination based on this two-phase review, DOE will commence more extensive due diligence and the negotiation of transaction terms. Awards are available until September 30, 2026, or until funds are committed.

What other incentives could I use to help me accomplish my goals?

Check the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) for additional incentives that may be offered by your state, local government, or utility, as well as important federal, state, and local policies. For questions regarding DSIRE, contact Justin Lindemann (NC Clean Energy Technology Center) at

Where can I get more information?

  • DOE website for all 4 project categories (click links above for details on each category)
  • 2-page overview of all Title 17 funding 
  • Additional program details and requirements can be found in the TItle 17 Clean Energy Financing Program Guidance (65 pages)
  • In addition to the resources listed above, a variety of organizations offer technical assistance that may help you access these funds. They are listed on our Get Help page.
  • For specific questions on this program or for more assistance, contact Jessica Finkel at