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Indiana Office of Energy Development

OED > Grant Programs > Energy Funding Resources Energy Funding Resources

There are a number of options available to residents, businesses, local governments, etc. in relation to becoming more energy efficient.  Take a look at the options below to see if one may be right for you.

The funding opportunities featured in this section include grants, rebates, and low-interest loans. These opportunities are unrelated to OED. Please click on the provided link to learn more about these opportunities, and direct your questions to the funding organization, not to OED.

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State-Wide Energy Funding


 Funding Source Deadline  Program Eligible Applicants

Green Project Reserve Revolving Loan Fund

Indiana Finance Authority (IFA)


Low-interest loans to IN communities and businesses to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure, including energy efficiency

Municipal and private water and private businesses

The Recycling Market Development Program

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)

August, 2014

Grants helps private businesses purchase equipment to turn recycling into finished products or industrial feedstocks.

Private businesses

DieselWise Indiana: Northern IN (Gary, Fort Wayne, Michigan City, South Bend, Elkhart areas)

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)


Funds idling technology and retrofits to or purchase of hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles

Schools, governments, businesses

DieselWise Indiana - Statewide



Funds idling technology and retrofits to or purchases of hybrid or alternative fuel grants

Schools, governments, businesses

Indiana Community Foundations

County Community Foundations 

July 31, 2014

Check if your county's community foundation funds energy efficiency or renewable energy projects 


Indiana Utility Energy Funding Opportunities



Funding Focus

Eligible Applicants

Energizing Indiana


 Provide rebates and/or energy audits to residents, schools, municipalities, and businesses. 

Customers of Duke Energy, IPL, NIPSCO, or Vectren

Energizing Indiana's grants to IN nonprofits

September 30, 2014

Indiana nonprofits can earn up to $25,000 from $25 per member who completes a free Home Energy Audit with Energizing Indiana

Customers of Duke Energy, IPL, NIPSCO, or Vectren

Duke Energy Foundation


Energy efficiency

Nonprofits that are Duke Energy customers

Indiana Michigan Power - AEP Foundation


Environmental protection. Past projects include green roofs, energy career summer camps, energy efficient homes, and green buildings

Nonprofits, government, state universities in I&M's service territory

IPL small solar and wind incentive

Ongoing until funds run out

Solar: Payments up to $4,000 per solar panel system, $1.00 per Watt installed. Maximum size: 19.9 kW. Wind: payments up to $4,000 per system, $1.00 per Watt installed. Maximum size: 49.9 kW

Residents and small to medium sized commercial and industrial customers in IPL's territtory

LaGrange County REMC: "Audit to Action"


Provides a free energy audit and upfront financing for air sealing, insulation, and geothermal heat pumps. Repay costs over time through your energy bills

Open, must be in LaGrange County REMC's territory

NIPSCO incentiive for electric vehicles

Ongoing until funds run out

 Level 2 Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

Residential NIPSCO customers

NIPSCO - NiSource Charitable Foundation


Energy sustainability

Nonprofits that are NIPSCO customers

Northeastern REMC: "Envirowatts"


Educational opportunities or projects that increase environmental awareness

Nonprofits that are Northeastern REMC's customers

Tipmont REMC: "Envirowatts Trust"

September 2014

Green power

Tipmont REMC customers

Vectren Foundation


Conservation and environmental stewardship

Nonprofits that are Vectren customers

National Energy Funding for Community and Government Organizations


Funding Source



Eligible Applicants

Tribal Energy & Mineral Development

Office of Indian Energy & Economic Development

Aug. 25, 2014

For development of tribal energy and mineral resource inventory or development of a report necessary to the development of energy and mineral resource on Indian lands.

Must be used by an Indian tribe.  Energy and mineral resources may include either conventional energy resources such as oil, natural gas or coal, or renewable sources such as biomass, geothermal, or hydroelectric.

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Funding Assistance Program


Fall/Winter 2014

Idle-reduction, aerodynamic tech, retrofit, and early replacement of buses, medium or heavy trucks, marine engines, and locomotives.

Regional, state, local or tribal agency; nonprofits or institutions that promote of transportation or air quality as their principal purpose

Economic Development Assistance Program Department of Commerce October 17, 2014 for funding cycle 1 of FY 2015 The Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Economic Development Assistance Program provides grants to support job creation in economically distressed areas of the United States. EDA grants can also support green economic development, including renewable energy, green building, energy efficiency, and recycling projects.
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
State governments
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
County governments
Private institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
City or township governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Sustainable Environments

Surdna Foundation


Focus on green economy, transportation, and smart growth


National Funding for Energy Producers, Installers, Farms, and Businesses


 Funding Source



 Eligible Applicants

Rural Energy for America Program


Due to local USDA offices by July 7th 

 Provides grants and loans for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects located in rural areas. Contact your local USDA office.

Farms and Small Businesses 

Solar Sunshot Competition



Cash awards of up to $10 million to the first three teams that repeatedly demonstrate an average of $1 per watt for non-hardware costs such as permitting, interconnection, and inspection

Solar Installers

Community Development Transportation Lending Services, Inc. (CDTLS) -National Low Interest Revolving Loan Fund



Financing for the purchase of EPA or CARB verified emission control and/or idle reduction technologies.


Cascade Sierra Solutions (CSS) Everybody Wins USA Lease Program and Revolving Loan Fund



Financing for the purchase of EPA or CARB verified emission control and/or idle reduction technologies. Financing for eligible truck replacements, engine repowers, idle reduction technologies, and exhaust retrofits.

Truck owners

National Grants for Energy Researchers


 Funding Source



 Eligible Applicants

Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant (Funding opp # 2013-NIST-MSE-01)


March 1, May 1, Oct 15 annually

Topics under Material Measurement, Physical Measurement, Engineering, the Information Technology, Neutron Research, Nanoscale Science and Tech, and Office of Special Programs


Academic Liaison with Energy



Funds transformative research that lies beyond that which industry would normally fund: new approaches to solving generic problems and development of collaborative industry-university educational programs

Researchers and Industry

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grants



SARE grants fund research and education projects exploring such as on-farm renewable energy

Researchers, producers, educators, nonprofits, students

Grant Search Resources

Foundation Funding

State Grants

Federal Grants

Other Grant Sources

Grant Writing Resources