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What funding is available to me?

Grants and low-interest loans to help low-income and disadvantaged households and communities go solar

What does this funding get me?

Funds to help low-income households install solar and batteries, create community solar opportunities for low-income and disdvantaged communities, and build the solar workforce.

Am I eligible?

Low-income homeowners or renters.

How can I access the money?

Funds will be available starting in 2025. Click “Learn More” for details on timing and how you can be involved in helping to design the program.

If you install solar (or certain other technologies) on property belonging to your for-profit business, you can get 30-70% of the price back as a tax credit.

What does this funding get me?

Pays back 30-70% of cost of solar, wind, geothermal, battery storage.

Am I eligible?

All for-profit businesses are eligible to receive a tax credit of at least 30% of the cost of the system, with bonus credits depending on circumstances. If the business does not owe enough tax to use the entire credit, it can transfer the unused portion to another taxpayer.

How can I access the money?

Click “Learn More” for details.

If you install solar (or certain other technologies) on property belonging to your tax-exempt organization, you can get 30-70% of the price back.

What does this funding get me?

Pays back 30-70% of the cost of solar, wind, geothermal, battery storage.

Am I eligible?

All nonprofits, local governments and other tax-exempt entities are eligible to receive at least 30% as “direct pay” even though they don’t pay taxes.

How can I access the money?

Click “Learn More” for details.

Rebates on electrification projects in your home (formerly known as Home Energy Performance-Based, Whole-House Rebate Program or HOMES)

What does this funding get me?

Rebates for comprehensive home energy upgrades like insulation and air sealing, along with the installation of newer and more efficient appliances. If the upgrade will save 35% or more energy, you can receive up to $4,000 or 50% of the project costs, whichever is lower. For energy savings between 20% and 34%, you can get up to $2,000 or 50% of project costs, whichever is less.

Am I eligible?

For homeowners and landlords in partnership with contractors. Low-income households are eligible for even more– those earning less than 80% of the Area Median Income can receive double incentives, up to 80% of project costs. Click “Learn More” for details.

How can I access the money?

The NC and SC State Energy Offices are designing the rebate programs,  which are expected to be available in late 2024 or 2025.

Rebates on electrification projects in low- to moderate-income homes (formerly known as High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Act or HEEHRA)

What does this funding get me?

Point-of-sale rebates (which are essentially big discounts) for electrification projects, many of which save consumers money on their electricity bill. Examples include heat pumps (HVAC systems, water heaters, clothes dryers), electric stoves, and upgrades to ventilation and insulation.

Includes a $14,000 cap per household, with a $8,000 cap for heat pump costs,  $1,750 for a heat pump water heater, and $4,000 for panel/service upgrade.

Am I eligible?

Eligible households: covers 100 percent of electrification project costs for low-income households and 50 percent of costs for moderate-income households

Low-income:  80% of area medium income (AMI) and below Moderate-income: 80 to 150% of AMI

Check here for AMI in your county.

Click “Learn More” for details.

How can I access the money?

The NC and SC State Energy Offices are designing the rebate programs and will announce them when they are available (estimated late 2024 or 2025), including information on:

  • Where to buy
  • How to prove income
  • How to ensure point-of-sale rebate

Improved financing of clean energy, especially for low-income and disadvantaged communities. 

What does this funding get me?

$20 billion across two grant programs to improve clean energy financing options, especially for low-income communities

Am I eligible?

Grants were awarded to 8 large nonprofits that will in turn distribute funds to households, small businesses, community lenders and others. Click “Learn More” for details.

How can I access the money?

Grant awards were announced April 2024. Recipients will begin funding projects September 2024 or after.

South Carolina loans for implementing measures that will produce energy savings.

What does this funding get me?

A South Carolina program that provides loans to businesses, nonprofits, and government entities to implement energy-saving measures.

Am I eligible?

South Carolina businesses, nonprofits, government entities.

How can I access the money?

Visit the website and contact contact Nat Green, Business Development Center of SC, 803-744-0309, NGreen@BDCofSC.org.

Help with implementation of strategies to reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions while improving energy efficiency.

What does this funding get me?

Designed to help local governments with implementation of strategies to reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions while improving energy efficiency. Applicants can apply either for grants or for technical assistance and/or equipment-rebate vouchers. 

Am I eligible?

Available to states, local governments, and Tribes

How can I access the money?

Click “Learn More” for details.

HUD will pay landlords to make climate-friendly upgrades to low-income housing

What does this funding get me?

These are grants and loans for HUD landlords to complete low-income home projects that reduce energy use.

Am I eligible?

Owners of eligible HUD-assisted multifamily properties.

How can I access the money?

Click “Learn more” below or visit HUD’s GRRP web page.

Funding to increase energy efficiency and improve the comfort of buildings.

What does this funding get me?

Loans and grants for energy efficiency audits, upgrades, and retrofits to increase energy efficiency and improve the comfort of buildings.

Am I eligible?

Provided to States to establish revolving loan funds. The state can then provide loans and grants. Residential grant recipients must be low-income individuals or businesses.

How can I access the money?

Awards to states anticipated spring 2024.

What funding is available to me?

Rebates on electrification projects in your home (formerly known as Home Energy Performance-Based, Whole-House Rebate Program or HOMES)

What does this funding get me?

Rebates for comprehensive home energy upgrades like insulation and air sealing, along with the installation of newer and more efficient appliances. If the upgrade will save 35% or more energy, you can receive up to $4,000 or 50% of the project costs, whichever is lower. For energy savings between 20% and 34%, you can get up to $2,000 or 50% of project costs, whichever is less.

Am I eligible?

For homeowners and landlords in partnership with contractors. Low-income households are eligible for even more– those earning less than 80% of the Area Median Income can receive double incentives, up to 80% of project costs. Click “Learn More” for details.

How can I access the money?

The NC and SC State Energy Offices are designing the rebate programs,  which are expected to be available in late 2024 or 2025.

Rebates on electrification projects in low- to moderate-income homes (formerly known as High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Act or HEEHRA)

What does this funding get me?

Point-of-sale rebates (which are essentially big discounts) for electrification projects, many of which save consumers money on their electricity bill. Examples include heat pumps (HVAC systems, water heaters, clothes dryers), electric stoves, and upgrades to ventilation and insulation.

Includes a $14,000 cap per household, with a $8,000 cap for heat pump costs,  $1,750 for a heat pump water heater, and $4,000 for panel/service upgrade.

Am I eligible?

Eligible households: covers 100 percent of electrification project costs for low-income households and 50 percent of costs for moderate-income households

Low-income:  80% of area medium income (AMI) and below Moderate-income: 80 to 150% of AMI

Check here for AMI in your county.

Click “Learn More” for details.

How can I access the money?

The NC and SC State Energy Offices are designing the rebate programs and will announce them when they are available (estimated late 2024 or 2025), including information on:

  • Where to buy
  • How to prove income
  • How to ensure point-of-sale rebate

HUD will pay landlords to make climate-friendly upgrades to low-income housing

What does this funding get me?

These are grants and loans for HUD landlords to complete low-income home projects that reduce energy use.

Am I eligible?

Owners of eligible HUD-assisted multifamily properties.

How can I access the money?

Click “Learn more” below or visit HUD’s GRRP web page.

Funding to increase energy efficiency and improve the comfort of buildings.

What does this funding get me?

Loans and grants for energy efficiency audits, upgrades, and retrofits to increase energy efficiency and improve the comfort of buildings.

Am I eligible?

Provided to States to establish revolving loan funds. The state can then provide loans and grants. Residential grant recipients must be low-income individuals or businesses.

How can I access the money?

Awards to states anticipated spring 2024.

What funding is available to me?

Grants and low-interest loans to help low-income and disadvantaged households and communities go solar

What does this funding get me?

Funds to help low-income households install solar and batteries, create community solar opportunities for low-income and disdvantaged communities, and build the solar workforce.

Am I eligible?

Low-income homeowners or renters.

How can I access the money?

Funds will be available starting in 2025. Click “Learn More” for details on timing and how you can be involved in helping to design the program.

If you install solar (or certain other technologies) on property belonging to your for-profit business, you can get 30-70% of the price back as a tax credit.

What does this funding get me?

Pays back 30-70% of cost of solar, wind, geothermal, battery storage.

Am I eligible?

All for-profit businesses are eligible to receive a tax credit of at least 30% of the cost of the system, with bonus credits depending on circumstances. If the business does not owe enough tax to use the entire credit, it can transfer the unused portion to another taxpayer.

How can I access the money?

Click “Learn More” for details.

If you install solar (or certain other technologies) on property belonging to your tax-exempt organization, you can get 30-70% of the price back.

What does this funding get me?

Pays back 30-70% of the cost of solar, wind, geothermal, battery storage.

Am I eligible?

All nonprofits, local governments and other tax-exempt entities are eligible to receive at least 30% as “direct pay” even though they don’t pay taxes.

How can I access the money?

Click “Learn More” for details.

Rebates on electrification projects in low- to moderate-income homes (formerly known as High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Act or HEEHRA)

What does this funding get me?

Point-of-sale rebates (which are essentially big discounts) for electrification projects, many of which save consumers money on their electricity bill. Examples include heat pumps (HVAC systems, water heaters, clothes dryers), electric stoves, and upgrades to ventilation and insulation.

Includes a $14,000 cap per household, with a $8,000 cap for heat pump costs,  $1,750 for a heat pump water heater, and $4,000 for panel/service upgrade.

Am I eligible?

Eligible households: covers 100 percent of electrification project costs for low-income households and 50 percent of costs for moderate-income households

Low-income:  80% of area medium income (AMI) and below Moderate-income: 80 to 150% of AMI

Check here for AMI in your county.

Click “Learn More” for details.

How can I access the money?

The NC and SC State Energy Offices are designing the rebate programs and will announce them when they are available (estimated late 2024 or 2025), including information on:

  • Where to buy
  • How to prove income
  • How to ensure point-of-sale rebate

Individuals, businesses and nonprofits can get significant tax credits for buying a new or used electric vehicle (EV) or installing EV chargers.

What does this funding get me?

Individuals: up to $7,500 on new EVs, $4,000 on used EVs, $1,000 on a charger. 

Businesses/nonprofits: up to $7,500 on new EVs, $40,000 on EVs > 14,000 lbs., $100,000 on chargers.

Charger credit applies only to chargers installed in low-income or non-urban areas.

Am I eligible?

Individuals (as of 2024, even if you don’t owe taxes).

Nonprofits receive full credit as direct payment.

Businesses up to the tax you owe (though you can carry over or sell unused credits).

How can I access the money?

Claim credits when you file your tax return. Nonprofits can receive the credit as a direct payment.

For individuals,  starting in 2024, you can instead transfer your EV credit to the dealer, who will reduce the cost of the vehicle by that amount.

South Carolina loans for implementing measures that will produce energy savings.

What does this funding get me?

A South Carolina program that provides loans to businesses, nonprofits, and government entities to implement energy-saving measures.

Am I eligible?

South Carolina businesses, nonprofits, government entities.

How can I access the money?

Visit the website and contact contact Nat Green, Business Development Center of SC, 803-744-0309, NGreen@BDCofSC.org.

HUD will pay landlords to make climate-friendly upgrades to low-income housing

What does this funding get me?

These are grants and loans for HUD landlords to complete low-income home projects that reduce energy use.

Am I eligible?

Owners of eligible HUD-assisted multifamily properties.

How can I access the money?

Click “Learn more” below or visit HUD’s GRRP web page.

Funding to increase energy efficiency and improve the comfort of buildings.

What does this funding get me?

Loans and grants for energy efficiency audits, upgrades, and retrofits to increase energy efficiency and improve the comfort of buildings.

Am I eligible?

Provided to States to establish revolving loan funds. The state can then provide loans and grants. Residential grant recipients must be low-income individuals or businesses.

How can I access the money?

Awards to states anticipated spring 2024.

What funding is available to me?

Grants and low-interest loans to help low-income and disadvantaged households and communities go solar

What does this funding get me?

Funds to help low-income households install solar and batteries, create community solar opportunities for low-income and disdvantaged communities, and build the solar workforce.

Am I eligible?

Low-income homeowners or renters.

How can I access the money?

Funds will be available starting in 2025. Click “Learn More” for details on timing and how you can be involved in helping to design the program.

If you install solar (or certain other technologies) on property belonging to your for-profit business, you can get 30-70% of the price back as a tax credit.

What does this funding get me?

Pays back 30-70% of cost of solar, wind, geothermal, battery storage.

Am I eligible?

All for-profit businesses are eligible to receive a tax credit of at least 30% of the cost of the system, with bonus credits depending on circumstances. If the business does not owe enough tax to use the entire credit, it can transfer the unused portion to another taxpayer.

How can I access the money?

Click “Learn More” for details.

Rebates on electrification projects in your home (formerly known as Home Energy Performance-Based, Whole-House Rebate Program or HOMES)

What does this funding get me?

Rebates for comprehensive home energy upgrades like insulation and air sealing, along with the installation of newer and more efficient appliances. If the upgrade will save 35% or more energy, you can receive up to $4,000 or 50% of the project costs, whichever is lower. For energy savings between 20% and 34%, you can get up to $2,000 or 50% of project costs, whichever is less.

Am I eligible?

For homeowners and landlords in partnership with contractors. Low-income households are eligible for even more– those earning less than 80% of the Area Median Income can receive double incentives, up to 80% of project costs. Click “Learn More” for details.

How can I access the money?

The NC and SC State Energy Offices are designing the rebate programs,  which are expected to be available in late 2024 or 2025.

Rebates on electrification projects in low- to moderate-income homes (formerly known as High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Act or HEEHRA)

What does this funding get me?

Point-of-sale rebates (which are essentially big discounts) for electrification projects, many of which save consumers money on their electricity bill. Examples include heat pumps (HVAC systems, water heaters, clothes dryers), electric stoves, and upgrades to ventilation and insulation.

Includes a $14,000 cap per household, with a $8,000 cap for heat pump costs,  $1,750 for a heat pump water heater, and $4,000 for panel/service upgrade.

Am I eligible?

Eligible households: covers 100 percent of electrification project costs for low-income households and 50 percent of costs for moderate-income households

Low-income:  80% of area medium income (AMI) and below Moderate-income: 80 to 150% of AMI

Check here for AMI in your county.

Click “Learn More” for details.

How can I access the money?

The NC and SC State Energy Offices are designing the rebate programs and will announce them when they are available (estimated late 2024 or 2025), including information on:

  • Where to buy
  • How to prove income
  • How to ensure point-of-sale rebate

South Carolina loans for implementing measures that will produce energy savings.

What does this funding get me?

A South Carolina program that provides loans to businesses, nonprofits, and government entities to implement energy-saving measures.

Am I eligible?

South Carolina businesses, nonprofits, government entities.

How can I access the money?

Visit the website and contact contact Nat Green, Business Development Center of SC, 803-744-0309, NGreen@BDCofSC.org.

HUD will pay landlords to make climate-friendly upgrades to low-income housing

What does this funding get me?

These are grants and loans for HUD landlords to complete low-income home projects that reduce energy use.

Am I eligible?

Owners of eligible HUD-assisted multifamily properties.

How can I access the money?

Click “Learn more” below or visit HUD’s GRRP web page.

Funding to increase energy efficiency and improve the comfort of buildings.

What does this funding get me?

Loans and grants for energy efficiency audits, upgrades, and retrofits to increase energy efficiency and improve the comfort of buildings.

Am I eligible?

Provided to States to establish revolving loan funds. The state can then provide loans and grants. Residential grant recipients must be low-income individuals or businesses.

How can I access the money?

Awards to states anticipated spring 2024.

What funding is available to me?

Rebates on electrification projects in your home (formerly known as Home Energy Performance-Based, Whole-House Rebate Program or HOMES)

What does this funding get me?

Rebates for comprehensive home energy upgrades like insulation and air sealing, along with the installation of newer and more efficient appliances. If the upgrade will save 35% or more energy, you can receive up to $4,000 or 50% of the project costs, whichever is lower. For energy savings between 20% and 34%, you can get up to $2,000 or 50% of project costs, whichever is less.

Am I eligible?

For homeowners and landlords in partnership with contractors. Low-income households are eligible for even more– those earning less than 80% of the Area Median Income can receive double incentives, up to 80% of project costs. Click “Learn More” for details.

How can I access the money?

The NC and SC State Energy Offices are designing the rebate programs,  which are expected to be available in late 2024 or 2025.

Rebates on electrification projects in low- to moderate-income homes (formerly known as High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Act or HEEHRA)

What does this funding get me?

Point-of-sale rebates (which are essentially big discounts) for electrification projects, many of which save consumers money on their electricity bill. Examples include heat pumps (HVAC systems, water heaters, clothes dryers), electric stoves, and upgrades to ventilation and insulation.

Includes a $14,000 cap per household, with a $8,000 cap for heat pump costs,  $1,750 for a heat pump water heater, and $4,000 for panel/service upgrade.

Am I eligible?

Eligible households: covers 100 percent of electrification project costs for low-income households and 50 percent of costs for moderate-income households

Low-income:  80% of area medium income (AMI) and below Moderate-income: 80 to 150% of AMI

Check here for AMI in your county.

Click “Learn More” for details.

How can I access the money?

The NC and SC State Energy Offices are designing the rebate programs and will announce them when they are available (estimated late 2024 or 2025), including information on:

  • Where to buy
  • How to prove income
  • How to ensure point-of-sale rebate

Improved financing of clean energy, especially for low-income and disadvantaged communities. 

What does this funding get me?

$20 billion across two grant programs to improve clean energy financing options, especially for low-income communities

Am I eligible?

Grants were awarded to 8 large nonprofits that will in turn distribute funds to households, small businesses, community lenders and others. Click “Learn More” for details.

How can I access the money?

Grant awards were announced April 2024. Recipients will begin funding projects September 2024 or after.

South Carolina loans for implementing measures that will produce energy savings.

What does this funding get me?

A South Carolina program that provides loans to businesses, nonprofits, and government entities to implement energy-saving measures.

Am I eligible?

South Carolina businesses, nonprofits, government entities.

How can I access the money?

Visit the website and contact contact Nat Green, Business Development Center of SC, 803-744-0309, NGreen@BDCofSC.org.

Help with implementation of strategies to reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions while improving energy efficiency.

What does this funding get me?

Designed to help local governments with implementation of strategies to reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions while improving energy efficiency. Applicants can apply either for grants or for technical assistance and/or equipment-rebate vouchers. 

Am I eligible?

Available to states, local governments, and Tribes

How can I access the money?

Click “Learn More” for details.

HUD will pay landlords to make climate-friendly upgrades to low-income housing

What does this funding get me?

These are grants and loans for HUD landlords to complete low-income home projects that reduce energy use.

Am I eligible?

Owners of eligible HUD-assisted multifamily properties.

How can I access the money?

Click “Learn more” below or visit HUD’s GRRP web page.

Funding to increase energy efficiency and improve the comfort of buildings.

What does this funding get me?

Loans and grants for energy efficiency audits, upgrades, and retrofits to increase energy efficiency and improve the comfort of buildings.

Am I eligible?

Provided to States to establish revolving loan funds. The state can then provide loans and grants. Residential grant recipients must be low-income individuals or businesses.

How can I access the money?

Awards to states anticipated spring 2024.

What funding is available to me?

Grants and low-interest loans to help low-income and disadvantaged households and communities go solar

What does this funding get me?

Funds to help low-income households install solar and batteries, create community solar opportunities for low-income and disdvantaged communities, and build the solar workforce.

Am I eligible?

Low-income homeowners or renters.

How can I access the money?

Funds will be available starting in 2025. Click “Learn More” for details on timing and how you can be involved in helping to design the program.

If you install solar (or certain other technologies) on property belonging to your for-profit business, you can get 30-70% of the price back as a tax credit.

What does this funding get me?

Pays back 30-70% of cost of solar, wind, geothermal, battery storage.

Am I eligible?

All for-profit businesses are eligible to receive a tax credit of at least 30% of the cost of the system, with bonus credits depending on circumstances. If the business does not owe enough tax to use the entire credit, it can transfer the unused portion to another taxpayer.

How can I access the money?

Click “Learn More” for details.

If you install solar (or certain other technologies) on property belonging to your tax-exempt organization, you can get 30-70% of the price back.

What does this funding get me?

Pays back 30-70% of the cost of solar, wind, geothermal, battery storage.

Am I eligible?

All nonprofits, local governments and other tax-exempt entities are eligible to receive at least 30% as “direct pay” even though they don’t pay taxes.

How can I access the money?

Click “Learn More” for details.

Improved financing of clean energy, especially for low-income and disadvantaged communities. 

What does this funding get me?

$20 billion across two grant programs to improve clean energy financing options, especially for low-income communities

Am I eligible?

Grants were awarded to 8 large nonprofits that will in turn distribute funds to households, small businesses, community lenders and others. Click “Learn More” for details.

How can I access the money?

Grant awards were announced April 2024. Recipients will begin funding projects September 2024 or after.

Help with implementation of strategies to reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions while improving energy efficiency.

What does this funding get me?

Designed to help local governments with implementation of strategies to reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions while improving energy efficiency. Applicants can apply either for grants or for technical assistance and/or equipment-rebate vouchers. 

Am I eligible?

Available to states, local governments, and Tribes

How can I access the money?

Click “Learn More” for details.

HUD will pay landlords to make climate-friendly upgrades to low-income housing

What does this funding get me?

These are grants and loans for HUD landlords to complete low-income home projects that reduce energy use.

Am I eligible?

Owners of eligible HUD-assisted multifamily properties.

How can I access the money?

Click “Learn more” below or visit HUD’s GRRP web page.

What funding is available to me?

If you install solar (or certain other technologies) on property belonging to your for-profit business, you can get 30-70% of the price back as a tax credit.

What does this funding get me?

Pays back 30-70% of cost of solar, wind, geothermal, battery storage.

Am I eligible?

All for-profit businesses are eligible to receive a tax credit of at least 30% of the cost of the system, with bonus credits depending on circumstances. If the business does not owe enough tax to use the entire credit, it can transfer the unused portion to another taxpayer.

How can I access the money?

Click “Learn More” for details.

Individuals, businesses and nonprofits can get significant tax credits for buying a new or used electric vehicle (EV) or installing EV chargers.

What does this funding get me?

Individuals: up to $7,500 on new EVs, $4,000 on used EVs, $1,000 on a charger. 

Businesses/nonprofits: up to $7,500 on new EVs, $40,000 on EVs > 14,000 lbs., $100,000 on chargers.

Charger credit applies only to chargers installed in low-income or non-urban areas.

Am I eligible?

Individuals (as of 2024, even if you don’t owe taxes).

Nonprofits receive full credit as direct payment.

Businesses up to the tax you owe (though you can carry over or sell unused credits).

How can I access the money?

Claim credits when you file your tax return. Nonprofits can receive the credit as a direct payment.

For individuals,  starting in 2024, you can instead transfer your EV credit to the dealer, who will reduce the cost of the vehicle by that amount.